I am currently running a webserver with Debian 5.0.2. It has been working (more or less) fine for the past 2-3 years but recently it went down due to some power-outage. Ever since I have brought it back online it has been unable to connect to the network.
I have disabled and re-enabled the ethernet port but still can't connect. Here is the following information when running
Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr:00:02:a5:95:e6:21 inet6 addr:fe80::202:a5ff:fe95:e621/64 scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:255593 errors:0 droped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets: 15 errors:0 droped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:21904751 (20.8MiB) TX bytes:5821 (5.6KiB)
As well, in the
etc/network/interfaces file I do have the line:
iface eth0 inet dhcp
I am afraid I am stumped as to why it will not connect. I understand that there is still a value missing for the inet address, but it should be getting this from the network (and before anyone asks; everything is fine with the network, it is a university wide network) yet it cannot connect to it... The Ethernet port and cable are also functioning correctly.