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Old 03-25-2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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Not connected to internet unless a user is logged in

I would like to be able to access my home machine remotely, however if I turn it on but don't log in, it is not connected to the internet. If any user logs in on the local machine the internet connection comes up and I can reach the machine over the network. I do not want someone to need to be logged in to access the machine, How can I change this behavior.

I am running Fedora 8, and have already added certain networking services to lower runlevels that I thought would bring up the connection sooner (I can't remember which ones), but I still can't reach it unless someone is logged in.

I am having trouble finding any resources through a google search, I don't know if this is just a rare problem or if I am using the wrong keywords. Thank you for any help you can provide.

EDIT: My apologies, this probably should have gone in the software section. I guess it's not really a network configuration or hardware problem.

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Old 03-25-2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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fedora is in a slightly messy place at the moment, as there are two different mechanisms for network connectivity at play, which contradict each other.

the method that is working for you would be networkmanager, but you probably don't actually need it at all, and it's just confusing things. if you don't need to change the networking, no wireless key management etc... probably just disable to boot service for it. what you should be looking at is the system-config-network tool which is what you'd probably want to use to configure the conventional networking, including DHCP if need be. that tool will configure the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 (among others) and if you want you can directly just edit it.
Old 03-25-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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I don't need network manager at all, I'll just get rid of it and try manual configuration. Thanks.

EDIT: Fixed, awesome. You're my favorite person for the rest of the day.

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