Problem with network configuration.

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Sneblot, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Sneblot

    Sneblot New Member

    I have ran into a problem whilst following a tutorial showing me how to set up a debian server the problem I have is configuring the network. Ok I have done this so far

    vi /etc/network/interfaces

    # 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

    # The primary network interface
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    address 'set to server static ip'
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    network 'set to my home network'
    broadcast 'set'
    gateway 'set'

    Then restart your network:

    /etc/init.d/networking restart

    Then edit /etc/hosts. Make it look like this:

    vi /etc/hosts

    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
    192.168.0.100 'set to domain and server name'

    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
    ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

    Its now asking me to run this command but when I try to nothing happens

    Now run

    echo 'my server address' > /etc/hostname
    /etc/init.d/hostname.sh start
    >
    > Then it says to run this command
    >
    > hostname
    > hostname -f

    hostname command displays the hostname but when I run hostname -f it says hostname look up failure.

    Is there any reason for this am I missing out a step?

    The tutoril I am following is the howtoforge one.
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Do you use the same IP in /etc/hosts that you use in /etc/network/interfaces?
     
  3. Sneblot

    Sneblot New Member

    Yep same ip address but Im going to re-install and see if I get stuck at the same place again. Then I'll repoer back
     
  4. bajodel

    bajodel New Member

    in hostname put the 'hostname', not the ip ..

    # echo [hostname] > /etc/hostname

    but it's not effective until reboot.. so manually do also..

    # hostname [hostname]


    Bye..

    bajodel.
     

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