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Old 05-17-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
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Network starts then drops when CLI login screen appears

I've restarted a server a couple times, and during the boot process pings respond when it brings up eth0, but then when i get to the command line login screen, the pings die. once i log in and do a ./network start the pings respond again, so i'm guessing its dying or not set to start automatically maybe? What should I check?
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chkconfig --list

Hi, try running the following command:

/sbin/chkconfig --list | grep network

You should see something like this:

network 0 off 1 off 2 on 3 on 4 on 5 on 6 off

It depends what flavour of linux/unix you're using but usually on redhat runlevel 3 should be on. - This means that the network service starts when it boots up to the command line, if its off it wont.

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Old 05-17-2010, 02:30 PM   #3
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its set to on for runlevel 3 already. and as a test i restarted it a couple more times, and now the network is staying up. very weird!!


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