Network issue on a cloned server

David Groos djgroos at
Tue Oct 6 14:50:48 BST 2009

Oops-sent this out last night but forgot to "reply to all" so here it is.
Also, just changed the /etc/network/interfaces like I thought of below in
effort to "switch back" to correct nic roles.  I won't know if it worked,
however, till I can get access to the server room.


On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 8:44 PM, David Groos <djgroos at> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 8:38 AM, David Groos <djgroos at> wrote:
>> Rebooted.  TC don't boot.  ifconfig still mentions eth2 and eth3.  Still
>> unable to launch oem-config.  downloaded the install files to see if there
>> was any documentation there but didn't find.  Any thoughts?  Thanks!
>>  David
> To update briefly to those who didn't see the irc's from a few hours ago,
> removing /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and rebooting indeed
> changed eth2 and eth3 to eth0 and eth1.  However at some time, quite
> possibly last Friday, the ports took on opposite roles, the giga nic stopped
> sending out ips and instead the 100 MB nic which connected to the building
> wan and provided the connection to the internet all of a sudden started
> being a dhcp server and in the process took down part of the network.
> I've tried just changing eth0 to eth1, and eth1 to eth0, then restarting
> the network but that didn't work (RTNETLINK answers: No such process and
> more).  Tried to restart the dhcp3 server as well and rebooting but to no
> avail.  So in brief, the nics have switched their proper roles and I need to
> get them back. I typed exactly the same info in the /etc/network/interfaces
> file as is in that file in the server that's working--that  Just had an
> idea:  Instead of changing the eth0 and eth1 around, would it make any
> difference if I left those lines in place and changed the configs for each
> nic?  Anyway, any ideas how to switch the nics around would be great.
> Thanks!
> David
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