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Old 03-27-2005, 09:29 AM   #1
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configuring network in debian?


if i boot (and install) debian woody from cd 1, in some step the installer ask me for configure (automatic) the network, if i choose yes the program show me the message: The network has been successfully configured using DHCP/BOOTP.

ok, the internet works !!!

question: how i can do the same step in text mode ? or, if i choose NO, how i can configure the network ? or, if i choose NO, how i can call de program again?

all this in text mode and the x-windows-system and kde is not installed


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Old 03-27-2005, 10:09 AM   #2
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The /etc/network/interfaces file is all you really need to work with to manually set up your network. For details on how to use it, read "man interfaces". It's a simple file, so no worries on not understanding it

Then when you are done editing, just do a /etc/init.d/networking restart and you're good to go.
Old 03-27-2005, 10:26 AM   #3
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i will try that in this week , after that i post the result

Old 03-27-2005, 10:32 AM   #4
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There are also some helper programs available:

pppconfig -- for configuring modem connections.
etherconf -- for configuring Ethernet connections.
pppoeconf -- for configuring PPPoE/ADSL connections.

You need to "su" to become root before you can use any of these programs.
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Also netenv might be added at the above list.


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