[olug] potato post-install question

Phil Brutsche pbrutsch at creighton.edu
Sat Aug 26 18:24:43 UTC 2000

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...

> I have one tulip card connected to hub -> winbox.  ppp0 dialup access.  
> Why was there no /dev/eth[012...] created during my potato install? 
> Does this have to do with ipv6 and does sit0 replace eth0?

1) I dunno (the ipv6 question)
2) No.  I don't have a sit0 on any of my computers...

> There also were no route lines installed... grep -r route * from the
> etc dir turns up nothing.  Naturally it doesn't work.  It can't ping
> across the sit0 tulip card to the winbox.
> route -n
>   U   0   0   0   0   sit0 
> after running wvdial & connecting to isp... route -n
> assn'd adr   UH   0   0   0   ppp0
> [sit0 line from above]
>   assn'd adr          UG   0   0   0   ppp0
> can't ping www.netscape.com either.  So I'm kind of skeptical of that
> zero netmask gw line and do a grep -r gw * | grep add      from etc...
> not a thing, the setup appears to either come out of freaking nowhere or
> at least is not in the etc dir.  I will dig into some docs this weekend
> but would greatly appreciate any help.

What's the output of
 * ifconfig -a
 * route -n

and the contents of the file /etc/network/interfaces?

In potato, the interfaces are configured in /etc/networking/interfaces, as
well as any static routes for each interface.  The commands 'ifup' and
'ifdown' also configure the default gateway, if you have one set.

This is the important stuff from /etc/network/interfaces on one of my
computers (everything else were comments):

iface lo inet loopback

iface eth0 inet static

Note the 'gateway' line - when 'ifup' is called at boot time 'ifup'
automatically does the 'route add default gw dev eth0' for me.

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Phil Brutsche					pbrutsch at creighton.edu

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