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Old 07-11-2003, 05:23 PM   #1
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setting net manually

I am in the process of testing "OpenNA Linux".

I had problems accessing internet:
(1) Cannt start DHCPD fails
(2) Cant Ping says..the specified server is unknown
(3) Cannt do "ifconfig" ....when i run simply returns.
(4) GIPTables ( i think it is equivalent to IPTables) fails to start
automatically and does not start even if i try.

Does any one know about this problem.

Where should start digging to set up internet connection..?

(I have other distros....also they work fine. for Slackware i had to
use "netconf" to setting up internet connection).

Old 07-11-2003, 07:02 PM   #2
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Here's what I'd follow:

First up, do an lsmod to ensure your module for your ethernet is loaded.
Second, determine how you obtain an IP, if it's Dynamically (I am assuming since you are trying to use DHCP) then you will want to find out at what point in your startup scripts (if at all) you have networking setup. Look there and see if it's trying to setup a static IP or something else you aren't using.

From there I'd manually run:
This is for clients, you. If you were running a dhcp server, you'd run dhcpd to startup the dchp daemon for others to grab an IP from
From there, look at any other hardware you may have. If you've got a router do you have it set to work with DHCP for the boxes connected to it?



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