problems with static network settings on Fedora 8

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at
Sun Mar 9 01:33:01 UTC 2008

Jason Viloria wrote:
> Hi,
> Perhaps this has been covered before, if so please forgive.
> I have an installation of F8 where during install I decided to go for
> DHCP. After a week or so decided to have the IP static but the machine
> is stuck on DHCP!. It ignores my /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
> I have made sure /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 is properly
> set. Have done this gazzilion of time. Has anyone heard of this issue?

I don't think its enough to change just the configuration file anymore.
 It gets re-written by something else.  Why didn't you just change it
using system-config-network?  That utility should change everything
thats necessary in order to make it work correctly.

> br
> Jason

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