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Old 04-16-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
danda821
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strange eth problem with linux


I have install RHEL AS 4 update 3 on a machine. When plug in a cable to the intel 1G eth port (the otherside is connected to a router), everything works fine. But when I unplug the cable, run ifconfig -a shows no eth0 and corresponding MAC address. So the machine only shows eth (MAC address) when there is a working eth connection. Is that normal? I need to use the MAC address when there is no eth connection.


service network restart : e1000 device eth0 does not seems to present delaying initialization.

lsmod shows e1000 module is there but no one is using.


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Old 04-16-2006, 04:53 PM   #2
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Are you running ifplugd? You may have to disable it.

In any event, just run 'ifconfig eth0 up' and it will bring the interface up with no IP address.
 
  


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