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Creating an Alias to Loopback Interface with an Arbitrary Name

I have an odd problem that seems simple enough but has evaded me thus far. I am attempting to support a legacy application that has a hard-coded ethernet device name ("eth0"). This hard-coding, I am ...
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How do I check if I have packet socket support enabled in my distro's kernel?

How do I check that packet socket support has been compiled into my kernel? I'm running Crunchbang, a Debian-based distribution.
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Unable to install Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller driver for centOS 6

I've installed CentOS 6.3. However, eth0 does not show up on ifconfig. So I figured out that I need to install alx Ethernet driver from here. Since my internet is not working, as ethernet drivers are ...
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Help understanding interfaces in Backtrack

I am fairly new in UNIX and have recently installed backtrack on a VMWare box on my machine and I am trying to use DHCLIENT command but am having trouble in understanding the interfaces. I am ...
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What happens when I plug a Ethernet cable?

What happens when I plug in a Ethernet cable? I want to be able to see what's happening on the Level 2/3 (I believe the protocols I'm trying to watch is Ethernet, IP (v4 and v6) and DHCP for IP ...
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Why does eth0 only go up sometimes on boot?

I just installed Arch with Archboot. On boot, there's about 50% change of eth0 to go up. If it doesn't I'll have to reboot. What could cause this? If it goes up, dmesg contains: [ 7.9...] IPv6: ...
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Wlan0 Static Ip bridge

EDIT: Even taking br0 out, still cannot get a static IP connection. I had the following /etc/network/interfaces configuration and it was working auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface etho ...
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Set up network interface for automatic connection

I have an ethernet device P2P connected to the NIC in my system. When the remote device is rebooted or changes its IP address, the local network interface goes down and loses its IP address. How can I ...
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Share Internet Connection from computer to new router

On my linux computer I have an external wlan adapter which is connected wirelessly to internet (an access point). Now I want to connect my linux computer via ethernet cable to a new ddwrt router. This ...
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Would it be possible to not have the network link cycled on loading the kernel module?

Using some cheap hardware in a thin-client setup we use a diskless PXE booting a small Linux kernel. Currently, it takes a quite some time to boot it fully up and we're looking into some optimizations ...
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directions about customized Layer 2 implementation in linux

I have some machines running on the same network. One node is the control node which distributes traffic coming to it to the other nodes. The thing is that I want to have a custom protocol header ...
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Excessive retransmissions on Ethernet

The CSMA/CA variants of Ethernet handle excessive failed transmissions due to repeated collisions by dropping the current frame and relying on upper layers for retransmissions: After 16 attempts ...
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Connecting Debian webserver to network

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 ...
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How can I disable TCP/IP for an Ethernet adapter?

I have CentOS 6.3 running in a (virtual) machine with two Ethernet adapters. I have eth0 connected to a TCP/IP LAN and eth1 connected to a DSL modem. The system is intended as a dedicated ...
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CentOS 6.3 Device eth0 does not seem to be present (Minimal non-cloned setup)

I installed CentOS 6.3 on my hardrive partition (new install...minimal install). After successful installation, I see that eth0 was down looked for 70-persistent-net.rules file under /etc/udev .. ...
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Where could I find the ifcfg-eth0 file?

I am using RHEL6, but I could not find the Ethernet interface configuration file ifcfg-eth0 under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. Issuing ifconfig -a shows that eth0 does exist. Could it be that the ...
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What is the difference between virbr# and vnet#?

I am running KVM on RHEL6, and I have created several virtual machines in it. Issuing ifconfig command to the host system command line shows a list of virbr0, virbr1... and vnet0, vnet2... Are they ...
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Network Interface Names output from ifconfig

So this has been driving me nuts for a good couple of hours, so I thought I'd ask about it here (let me know if there's a better forum for this question). I have a CentOS Virtual Machine on ESXi. I ...
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ifconfig + FAILED from ifconfig on solaris machines

please advice - what the meaning of FAILED word from ifconfig command Dose its mean that network from NIC isn't stable until this moment ? Not clearly if ifconfig read network status each some mili ...
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How can I configure ethernet?

I just started using linux (installed Debian) and the one thing I'm trying to do right now is have my internet working. I connected my ethernet port but still no internet works. I googled for awhile ...
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Reducing ubuntu boot time using dmesg

The boot time is 141 seconds. Here's the most interesting parts of dmesg command: [ 2.870498] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci_hcd [ 80.669210] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: ...
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Cannot get Realtek r8168 ethernet card up

I've working on Arch Linux and in 99% of time I connect to internet by WLAN but sometimes I need to use ethernet connection, so today I see something strange. My eth0 device is down, and I can't get ...
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ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready

my OS (Ubuntu 12.04) started to load slowly. After I choose OS from GRUB, it takes like 50 seconds of loading to get to login screen. I google'd, that command dmesg can provide some useful output. ...
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Network Disabled

I have just installed ubuntu server edition in order to create a home network. But I am not able to find IP of the machine through ifconfig (showing only localhost). Then I tried lspci | grep -i ...
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Linux Mint: LAN “Cable not connected”, despite it is

I've just installed Linux Mint 13, 64 bit (from the CD of "c't kompakt Linux", if this matters), and came across a very unexpected problem, for which I've not found a solution with Google or searching ...
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Bond slave link up is too slow

On one of my servers I set up a bond-device consisting of an onboard network-card and an PCIe network card. (eth1 and eth5) I set up the configugration according to man ifcfg-bonding - i.e. eth1 and ...
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Using the Wifi of a notebook via ethernet for another PC

I want to connect a PC to the internet via my notebook, which is connected to a WLAN. The setup should look like the following scheme: PC (eth0) -> Notebook (eth0) -> Notebook(wlan0) -> ...
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How do I configure which ethernet connections are active on boot?

I have an unmanaged dedicated server that I administer, running CentOS. Recently when I reboot the server, I am unable to use SSH. Both times this has happened the server host has determined the issue ...
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Network issue in vsat

In my server-client architecture, I multicast 100 MB files to many clients from server via satellite link. Network traversal is through 5 hops. I have the 10Mbps ( i.e. 1250 Kilo Byte per second ) ...
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Solving Ethernet watchdog timer deadlocks

I have a debian linux box (Debian Squeeze) that deadlocks every few hours if I run a python script that sniffs an interface... The stack trace is attached to the bottom of this question. ...
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Display all network interfaces on Solaris

On Linux, the command mii-tool displays the list of Ethernet interfaces and other information. What equivalent command existson Solaris? My goal is to view all LAN networks that my Solaris machine is ...
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wired connection not working under Ubuntu 10.04

(using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a netbook prior to any updates) The wireless works fine, the wired connection has been tested using a Windows computer. Choosing auto eth0 from the power manager fails. ...
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Ethernet Sniffing Embeded Device

I recently dug out some prototyping equipment from the trash and I want out figure out what the heck it is. It has a port labelled 'Ethernet' and when I plug it into a router the lights flash like its ...
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Multiple subnets on multiple virtual interfaces with one physical interface

I have a Ubuntu pc with one interface -- eth0 -- which is connected to an unmanaged switch which is linked to two subnets: 192.168.0.0/24 and 192.168.1.0/24. I want to have two virtual interfaces with ...
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Low Cost, 2 Ethernet Ports & Runs Linux [closed]

Looking for an inexpensive embedded device that contains 2 Ethernet Ports, runs Linux (or some other type of Unix), and is under $50. My main concern is cost. It must be under $50 and have 2 Ethernet ...
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Configure a bridged Ethernet adapter in a VirtualBox guest running Scientific Linux

I installed Scientific Linux 6.2 x86 in VirtualBox on Windows 7 x64. The adapter is Adapter 1: Paravirtualized Network (Bridged adapter, Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller) ...
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Configuring multiple static IP addresses for a disk image

Using Ubuntu 10.04 I'm using Clonezilla to create and install a customized image. I'd like to be able to set up multiple static IP addresses. For example, I'd like the first interface to have the IP ...
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Wait for ethernet cable plug-in/plug-out event under Linux?

I know that I can poll the link state via the SIOCETHTOOL/ETHTOOL_GLINK ioctl but this would require to endlessly request the state. The same goes for parsing /var/log/messages. So my questin is, is ...
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Fedora 15: em1 recently dissapeared and hostapd no longer serves internet to wirelessly connected devices

I have a laptop running hostapd, phpd, and mysql. This laptop uses an Ethernet connection to connect to the internet and acts as a wireless access point for my workplace's wifi devices. After ...
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routing between two private networks (NICs)

I have two private networks say: 10.0.1.0/8 and 192.168.0.0/24 I have two machines with two NICs per each machine. machine1 NIC1: 192.168.0.10 machine1 NIC2: 10.0.1.10 machine2 NIC1: 192.168.0.11 ...
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Upgrading to linux kernel 3.0.1 but my ethernet card is still not found?

Please forgive my ignorance, as I am still fairly new when it comes to linux under the hood! Anyways - following up on my previous semi-related post, instead of trying a Debian testing image, I ...
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changing the names of network interfaces, debian wheezy

I'm trying to set a name for an interface, "ethLan" instead of eth0. Doing so also ensures that the if's name will remain consistent at every reboot and kernel. I did find some articles in the ...
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What's the difference between the drivers r8169 and r8168?

Realtek provides the source code for the r8168 driver which is based on the r8169 driver from the kernel tree if I may believe their source: /* * This driver is modified from r8169.c in Linux kernel ...
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Check whether network cable is plugged in without bringing interface up

I am trying to identify NICs on ~20 remote servers (2-6 NICs on every server). To begin with, I want to identify those ready for use and free ones. How can I check the state of the physical media? I ...
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How can I update the OUI list used for Netdiscover?

Netdiscover keeps showing a lot of "Unknown vendor" devices, when I generally can find the vendor pretty quickly via Google. Is there any way to manually update whatever OUI list Netdiscover uses?
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Is vnstat reporting accurate?

I'm checking the stats of a busy site that host mirror downloads. I installed vnstat on the machine and after a few days i saw the number 125.25 Mbit/s or using -ru 0 15.29 MiB/s I'm extremely ...
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How do I check the network speed right now?

I know about vnstat and that tracks over the hour/day/months. I would like to see the network speed right now. As in for a duration of a second or at most a minute. Kind of like how top can show me ...
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Replacing identical NIC cards creates eth1 instead of using eth0 in Ubuntu

I changed out a NIC card that was the exact same make and model. The setup process for Ubuntu 11.04 was very seemless and easy so I figured it would be smart enough to setup up the replacement card. ...
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Atheros ar8151 driver for kernel 3.x (fedora 16)

Yesterday, I installed Fedora 16 and found no wireless connection available. Then I found the ar81family driver But it seems like it does not work with kernel 3. I changed the makefile to ignore ...
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How can I test the current carrier state for an ethernet adapter in Linux?

In Arch Linux, how can I check if a network device (say eth0) has a carrier signal present?