Re: F9: Network address problems

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On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 15:35 -0500, Seann Clark wrote:
> All,   
>     I have had issues with Fedora lately (past 4 version now) that most 
> of the time I have gotten past after a while, but don't have anything 
> uniform to solve this. Here is the situation:
> When installing a new system to replace an old one, I set up the new 
> system with it's own unique IP address (say while keeping 
> the old server online to serve traffic (say After getting 
> the new system up and online, tested Q/C'ed and ready to deploy, I take 
> it off the network and re-IP it. No big deal. What I do to do this is:
> ifconfig eth0 netmask
> vim /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
> and make changes as appropriate. After that I adjust all the programs to 
> use the new address and test them with it as well. It works perfectly... 
> until a reboot...
> Usually what happens is Fedora will boot happily, for the most part, but 
> network socket Dependant  items, like ssh, httpd, mysql, radius, ldap, 
> etc fail  when coming online since there is no IP address assigned that 
> matches what they were configured for (the new/changed IP). When I 
> re-run the network script in init.d (or service network restart, same 
> thing) everything network wise comes up fine, no problem. It is just on 
> boot that it fails.
> Does anyone have any ideas on what I could have missed, and/or what I 
> could improve with this?
Are you sure the network service is restarted at boot? Also is ther an
ip address defined in the /etc/sysconfig/network file.
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