Is it possible to manually activate an eth0 connection?

Alex Katebi alex.katebi at
Wed Jan 14 22:23:24 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Bas Roufs <basroufs at> wrote:

> Dear Alex
> Thx. for this quick reply. I would appreciate a short clarification.
> > you can do "/etc/init.d/networking restart" to start it.
> Is this a command I need to give in in in terminal or is it a file I
> need to open with a text editor like Kate?

It is a command in a terminal.

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

> > Do do it at boot up I believe is "/etc/netwrok/interfaces" you add "eth0
> auto"
> Pls. clarify: do I need to open a terminal at the earliest possible
> stage of the start up procedure? Or do I simply need to use some text
> editor to add 'eth0 auto' to the file "interfaces" in the folder
> "/etc/network"

 It is a file that you need to edit.
sudo emacs /etc/network/interfaces
then you add "auto eth0". Your network interface may not be eth0 if you are
using wireless. But it should be listed in that file.

> Thx. for replying and have a sweet dream night.
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