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Old 01-14-2005, 12:01 AM   #1
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Network service startup


I'm trying to find a way (preferrably neat and not requiring me to re-compile my kernel) that I can set up my Fedora Core 1 so I can choose whether to start network services at bootup without going through interactive setup...

Only way I can think of involves editting /etc/inittab - I'm not too keen!!

Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-14-2005, 12:36 AM   #2
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You could type the command: neat and highlight your nic. Then select Edit....
Uncheck [ ] Activate device when computer starts.
The after you boot up and decide to use the device, type the command:
ifconfig eth0 up
 
Old 01-14-2005, 12:58 AM   #3
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Yeah, problem is that if I do that then my IP address isn't configured correctly via DHCP, so unless you can tell me a way to get around that ...

Thanks anyway
 
Old 01-14-2005, 01:18 AM   #4
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If you set it to use dhcp then using that method will get the needed info when you type
ifconfig eth0 up
 
Old 01-16-2005, 10:08 PM   #5
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Yeah, problem is that if I do that then my IP address isn't configured correctly via DHCP, so unless you can tell me a way to get around that ...
I see what you were saying now.
By using the command: ifconfig eth0 up the nic gets an ip address ok but for some reason it doesn't get everything it needs.
So I used the command: ifup eth0 and presto! it gets the dns info needed for internet connection.

If you want to deactivate that nic again, use the command: ifdown eth0
 
Old 01-16-2005, 11:25 PM   #6
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Yeah, I'd figured that one out - thanks.

It's a bit strange - it still doesn't set my hostname correctly, but I've figured out a way to do it with /etc/init.d/network start as long as I edit a few other files around the place to fool it into thinking I start eth0 at boot-up.

Nothing that can't be done with a little script here and there.

Thanks for your help homey - I think I've got it from here.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 11:37 PM   #7
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Nothing that can't be done with a little script here and there.
Glad ya got it going.
 
  


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