eth0 device down

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Jan 15 15:14:13 UTC 2009

Bas Roufs wrote:
> Hello Jonas and everybody
>>> Are you sure that the NIC is enabled in BIOS ? (snip).....
>> Are you sure its name is eth0? It probably are but just to be sure
>> check your NIC names with the command "ifconfig" or "ip link".
> Yes, the name 'eth0' is correct - I already checked it via ifconfig.
> What means 'NIC'  in this context?

Network Interface Card, in your case an Ethernet card.

Matt Flaschen

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