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static IP configuration

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So, I now have a basic working Funtoo installation, as detailed from this post:

 

http://forums.funtoo.org/topic/410-new-funtoo-user/

 

However, I am stalled on static IP configuration, and have no internet connection. All of our machines here at work have static IP addresses, whether desktop or server. Ugh.

 

I have configured (or so I think) via instructions for "Server Network Configuration":

# cd /etc/init.d
# ln -s netif.tmpl netif.eth0

Using nano, I created /etc/conf.d/netif.eth0 configuration file with this info:

 

template="interface"

ipaddr="192.210.200.164"

gateway="192.210.200.10"

nameservers="192.210.200.10"

domain="funtoo.org"

 

And then:

# rc-update add netif.eth0 default

Also rebooted. During boot, it indicated that eth0 was up, but "RTNETLINK answers: Network is unreachable." Other than not having my netmask info, this is the same static IP info I usually use for this machine. What am I doing wrong here?

 

Thanks!

 

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before doing any of this: nameservers="192.210.200.10" to nameservers="8.8.8.8"

 

basically drop in a known working name server 1st, double check the gateway is correct.  the information you gave omits the subnet mask.  the work network could have a wonky subnet mask.

 

post the output of ifconfig, and ifconfig -a, and dmesg.

 

i use network manager, there is a command line ncurses interface for it...  id emerge network manager (and follow along funtoos package page about it) from chroot, and use nmtui in console to configure the ip addresses.

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you could turn that old machine into your offices new dhcp server that assigns specific addresses to specific computers, and provides generic pool ip addresses to roaming machines with dnsmasq.

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Also rebooted. During boot, it indicated that eth0 was up, but "RTNETLINK answers: Network is unreachable." Other than not having my netmask info, this is the same static IP info I usually use for this machine. What am I doing wrong here?

 

Thanks!

 

I just had exactly the same thing happen. Close scrutiny of my /etc/conf.d/netif.eth0 configuration file revealed I had fat fingered the IP. I had two numbers transposed. So much for my carefully reviewing what I had typed before saving the file.   :angry:

 

Anyway, it works now.  :)

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