[Server-devel] AP with fixed IP address
leeming at pipolfastaem.gov.sb
Wed Aug 20 06:24:07 EDT 2008
I am just using the XS "out of the box". All settings are as default. My
question concerns the effect of fixing an IP address for the AP, which
should still work, but is there any possible effect on the XOs that will
connect to it, through IP address conflicts that might occur?
To give my context, I am involved in trial deployments in the Pacific
islands region, and although I am obviously not up to speed as you guys are
on the XS and network configuration for Linux systems, I need to know how to
have a reliable system with no nasty surprises as I will be the one that
discovers it in the middle of a teacher training session during an OLPC
trials deployment when things go weird!
I am trying to get this information before I head out in a couple of days
into a remote area of Solomon Islands where the said access point CPE device
awaits me, and if I don't have full information it could be a partly wasted
OLPC Coordinator, SPC and Technical Advisor, People First Network
Honiara, Solomon Islands
From: Jerry Vonau [mailto:jvonau at shaw.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, 20 August 2008 9:35 a.m.
To: David Leeming
Cc: XS Devel
Subject: Re: [Server-devel] AP with fixed IP address
David Leeming wrote:
> I am setting up a server using a outdoor access point from Rural Link
> (www.rurallink.co.nz) at our Patukae OLPC trial school site in Solomon
> Islands. It's a type that can't get an IP address from a DHCP server and
> the LAN side needs to be fixed.
> Normally I have found, when setting up the XS, that if I attach a simple
> to a second NIC using eth1, with DHCP, there is no additional
> required. It works by default.
> In the case of my Rural Link access point, I need to fix an IP address
> within the range given by the server - which presumably it also uses to
> allocate addresses to the XOs.
> Can anyone let me know how best to do this.
> David Leeming
> Technical Advisor, People First Network
> P.O. Box 652, Honiara, Solomon Islands, South Pacific
Edit the ifcfg-eth(?) file, for the interface that is connected to the
AP, that lives in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/
IPADDR='10.3.0.10' <-- adjust these to the xs layout
The exact numbers above would depend on what else is set up on the box.
Could a get a better description of your intended layout, perhaps could
you post the output of "ip route ls" of your current layout.
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