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Old 07-19-2004, 11:54 AM   #1
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can not bring up eth0

I use Fredora core 2 and LAN. But eth0 can not be activated by all means.
When I use ' ifconfig eth0 up ' nothing happens.
The ifconfig command gives me

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:07:E9:C7:71:A4
inet6 addr: fe80::207:e9ff:fec7:71a4/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:650 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:44 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:15 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:73915 (72.1 Kb) TX bytes:4374 (4.2 Kb)

I think there is one line missing
inet addr:35.9.XX.XX Bcast:35.9.XX.XXX5 Mask:
I saw people who has internet bring up this line with ifconfig command.

Anyone has idea what problem it is? A hardware or software one?

Old 07-19-2004, 11:57 AM   #2
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if you are using dhcp
ifdown eth0
ifup eth0
are the commands
if you are using static addressing
ifconfig eth0 inet (*ip address)
*your ip address
and you dont have to enter the subnet mask
Old 07-19-2004, 10:09 PM   #3
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get rid of the ipv6 stuff (unless of course you use it), and put ipv4 ip address gateway bcast mask etc...

I am not sure what distro you are using but in gentoo this is done in the /etc/conf.d/net file...

you can also set it up from command, as mentioned above

by doing

ifconfig eth0 ${IP_ADDR} broadcast ${BROADCAST} netmask ${NETMASK} up

the you can set gateway with

route add default gw ${GATEWAY}

Hope this helps


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