[Server-devel] Nonstatic static address

Jerry Vonau jvonau at shaw.ca
Mon Jan 11 22:18:22 EST 2010

On Tue, 2010-01-12 at 09:58 +0800, rayb at apc.edu.ph wrote:
> Hi, Martin,
> ----- Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> (snip)
> > 
> > > We also set a static IP for the server--though I noticed that on a cold boot the server seems to get its address via DHCP and needs a network restart to get the static address back.
> > 
> > Very odd -- the scripts / configuration that execute are the same
> > regardless of whether it is from cold boot or network restart.
> It gets odder--I tried this morning and observed:
> * cold boot - address (DHCP generated)
> * after network restart - address (same as above)
> * after another network restart - address (supposed to be the static address, see attached ifcfg-eth0-local file)

NETWORK= is that network shared with the XO's? Does this
XS-server have one or two NICS? Could you post your ifcfg-* from 

> I should mention that I did a groupinstall of "X Window System" and then installed mc, firefox and fluxbox, might that have pulled in some package that is affecting networking?
That could be bad.... can you check if NetworkManager is running? 
ps -A | grep Network


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