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Old 05-18-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
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help with understanding /ect/init.d/network script


This question is to enlighten me on the network script inside of the init.d folder.

I am currently using Ubuntu 5.10. While trying to exercise my skillz with Linux I tried to use the stop command with the /etc/init.d/network script. As I anticipated the nic device (eth0) would not longer communicate. I then proceeded to try using the start command to start the network service back up. When doing this I realized that the eth0 was not longer communicating to the rest of the network. commands like [ifconfig eth0 up], and route -n (which displayed nothing). The only way that I could get my nic card working again was to restart the computer.

can someone help, or at least point me in a direction of a good tutorial

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Could you display your /etc/network/interfaces file?
Old 05-19-2006, 04:07 PM   #3
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You know what, when you asked me to display the /etc/network/interfaces file it got me wondering and I started doing a little investigation.

First I looked into the /etc/init.d/network script to looked what was going on when executing the script. I noticed when using the start argument command ifup -a was being invoked.

Than I went to the man pages to take a look what it said. I noticed that when using the ifup command with option -a it said this command affect all interfaces that are marked auto in /etc/network/interfaces.

I then took a look at /etc/network/interfaces and noticed that the loopback interface lo was marked auto and the eth0 interface was not. [shaking my head while looking at the computer desk and saying "I am such a newbie"]

I would have not never even looked unless you had asked me to display the file.

Thanks Bratha

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