I am using a BeagleBone and have two network interfaces. One Ethernet interface which will connect locally to another device, and a ppp interface over USB which connects to a cellular modem.
I want the ppp connection to start automatically on boot-up and connect to the modem which I have set up running a script in
rc.local. The ppp interface then receives a dynamic IP address from the ISP. This is fine
For the Ethernet interface I would like a static IP address assigned to it , and for it to start automatically also. However, when I set auto eth0 in the /etc/network/interfaces file, the ppp interface then is not available on boot-up automatically as I would like.
What is the problem if I remove the line auto eth0 ? How can I enable both interfaces automatically? Thanks
Below is my
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback #static IP address for eth0 auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.80 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.1.1