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'
    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 localhost.localdomain localhost '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/ 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 ISPConfig Developer

    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]



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