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Old 01-28-2013, 01:16 AM   #1
vikramkerkar
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Not getting IP address


Hello,
On my device, I am using Linux-3.3.7.
when I boot the device, it give some IP addr, but at run time when I unplug ether-net cable and re-insert it, device is unable to get any IP addr.

In case, I use 'ifup' command, it brings up network and get some IP addr.
But I don't want to use 'ifup' command continuously to check for network.

If anyone can, please give me some hint to solve this problem.
 
Old 01-28-2013, 06:19 AM   #2
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In case, I use 'ifup' command, it brings up network and get some IP addr.
But I don't want to use 'ifup' command continuously to check for network.
This is the way a normal system work. If you don't want to re-activate the interface after you disconnect it, either don't disconnect it, or us a program like Network Manager, or WICD. I use WICD, it has an option to re-connect 'Automatically reconnect' on the ethernet port when a signal is lost.
 
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:34 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by vikramkerkar View Post
Hello,
On my device, I am using Linux-3.3.7.
when I boot the device, it give some IP addr, but at run time when I unplug ether-net cable and re-insert it, device is unable to get any IP addr.

In case, I use 'ifup' command, it brings up network and get some IP addr.
But I don't want to use 'ifup' command continuously to check for network.

If anyone can, please give me some hint to solve this problem.
You might want to look at;
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ifplugd <- 'ifplugd is a Linux daemon which will automatically configure your ethernet device when a cable is plugged in and automatically unconfigure it if the cable is pulled. This is useful on laptops with onboard network adapters, since it will only configure the interface when a cable is really connected. ifplugd interfaces with your distribution's native network configuration utilities.'
The above link is from Network section of SlackwareŽ-Links. More than just Slackware links!

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