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Old 07-03-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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lost networking after renaming network interfaces


Hi,

I've got 4 NIC's in my server (debian 5.0.2)as im attempting to set up a load balancer. I just installed 2 extra NIC's and booted, linux proceeded to rename my interfaces (side request - anyone know how to stop that from happening? i know it should only really occur when new hardware is put in).

So i went through udev and renamed my interfaces appropriately which went fine. I now have:

gig0 - internal network 1
gig1 - internal network 2
eth0 - external network 1
eth1 - external network 2

eth0/eth1 are not setup yet. Now the server was acting as a router for the 2 internal networks before i put in the 2 new NIC's but now gig0 and gig1 can't seem to communicate to their respective networks. Does anyone know why this would be ?

From the server i cannot ping the gateway for either network nor any hosts and vice-versa. The weird thing is that ifconfig is showing tx and rx bytes on the gig interfaces... the routing table seems to reflect the correct configuration. I can write it up if need be but i can't copy n paste because i can only console it

ANy help would be appreciated - did i miss something that you need to do when renaming interfaces?
 
Old 07-04-2009, 01:19 AM   #2
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if you absolutely sure about ur route table check for firewall .
if firewall is configured correctly and your other side that you want to ping is pingable ,so i'm sure something wrong is with ur routing table.
 
Old 07-04-2009, 10:52 PM   #3
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it sounds firewall related. But iptables -L shows nothing....

my route table looks like this:

net gateway netmask
10.1.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 gig0
10.1.2.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 gig1
0.0.0.0 10.1.2.254 0.0.0.0 gig1

Now when i ping the networks i get destination unreachable from their respective (local) NIC's on the server. Bear in mind that this was communicating perfectly fine before i changed the interface names from eth0/eth1 - gig0/gig1. Are the interfaces referenced in some other config that i don't know about?
 
Old 07-04-2009, 11:44 PM   #4
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/etc/network/interfaces?
 
Old 07-05-2009, 03:32 AM   #5
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Yep that's configured. My IP's are statically assigned via the /etc/network/interfaces config file

edit: if i unplug the cables ifconfig still shows the interfaces as UP....
also apparently if I "ifdown gig1" it doesn't exist... gah ! >_<

Any other ideas before i go and re-install ?

Last edited by rjickity; 07-05-2009 at 03:41 AM.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 07:22 AM   #6
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What happens if you do /etc/init.d/networking stop | start | restart?
 
Old 07-05-2009, 07:24 AM   #7
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Oh yeah, and if you start adding new pci cards, udev may change the id of a card that was already installed.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 08:55 AM   #8
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yeah udev did, which is why i went down the route of setting names for them

start/stop and restarting the network is successful but doesn't change anything - still unable to communicate.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 10:55 AM   #9
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i just ended up reinstalling as i needed to get it functional again - all working now (same config just minus the interface name change).

if anyone has any other ideas post them up here for future ppl who might have the same problem.

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