On Sun, 2008-03-09 at 15:03 +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote: > 3. /etc/dhclient-eth0.conf > which in my case is empty. > Assuming it is not necessary, why is it there? *If* you use DHCP, which seems to be the default these days, then that file can be used to alter the default DHCP configuration options for your client. If it's empty, the client will use its default options, which are probably quite fine, most of the time. If you're not using DHCP, then that file doesn't matter. I suppose there's some advantages for an install routine to put in a null file, than not put in any file. It'll stop some people asking why they don't have a dhclient configuration file, or help those find the file to edit who don't bother checking the documentation. -- (This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's important to the thread.) Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.