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From: Marko Mikulicic <marko@××××.org>
To: robert.cole@×××××××××××××.com
Cc: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] net.eth0 without an IP addy
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 23:55:37
Message-Id: 3E766076.70209@seul.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] net.eth0 without an IP addy by Robert Cole
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Robert Cole wrote:
| I'm building stealth machines (logger, IDS, etc) without IP addresses
and I
| need a way to activate an interface without an IP address in a switched
| environment.
|
| loading up the module isn't enough to send a broadcast so the switch
| negotiates a link and logs the mac. Anyone have an idea on how to send a
| broadcast to the switch with nothing setup in /etc/conf.d/net  ?
|
I think the simplest way is to add "ifconfig eth0 up" in
/etc/conf.d/local.start.
It's quite a specific situation, I don't know if it's worth to put in
default scripts.

Marko

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Re: [gentoo-dev] net.eth0 without an IP addy Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@×××.org>