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==Set host name/IP==
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== Wired network configuration ==
Shouldn't the hosts file include the local static IP address and computer name along with the loopback version?
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- [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 02:54, 1 June 2009 (EDT)
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:Does anybody have more info on this? - [[User:Aaahaaap|Aaahaaap]] 11:22, 2 November 2009 (EST)
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::I sure wish someone did. - [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 18:43, 2 November 2009 (EST)
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==Troubleshooting Ping==
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The introduction states:
The section entitled Troubleshooting should probably include a section to address the problem of ping not working correctly.
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:"This page explains how to set up a wired connection to a network. If you need to set up wireless networking see the Wireless network configuration page."
- [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 02:36, 1 June 2009 (EDT)
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So, should this page be renamed to '''Wired network configuration'' ? Though in an ideal world, both Wired and Wireless configuration pages would be merged to reduce duplication, and move subtopics such as Troubleshooting to subpages ... -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 14:39, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
  
== Needs cleanup ==
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:I don't really mind the current state, i.e. [[Wireless network configuration]] building on top of [[Network configuration]] (with a small overlap in [[Wireless_network_configuration#Check_the_driver_status]]). Otherwise there would have to be a "Network configuration" page and "Wired" and "Wireless" subpages, but what content from the current [[Network configuration]] is specific to wired connections? I think only [[Network_configuration#Device_Driver]] (which is easy to generalize) and [[Network_configuration#Troubleshooting]]. On the other hand most of the content in [[Wireless network configuration]] is unique to wireless devices, so IMO it is more natural to have just 2 pages instead of 3. Maybe the introduction should be modified instead? -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 16:30, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
 
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The hostname portion fails to explain whether or not the quotation marks around the name is required.  The next example does not have them.  Either way, it must be explained.
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We are left with another question; is it listed in hosts under the loopback address only, or also included in the standard IP address?
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Under IP Aliasing we are missing the explanation of what it is and why one would use it.
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Regarding the TCP window scaling, what does the following phrase mean:
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"Or you can try to remove one of your RAM sticks (yes, sir)."
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Let's clean this up, everyone.
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Thanks. - [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 22:38, 27 November 2009 (EST)
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== Title ==
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Shouldn't that be Configuring The Network, or Network Configuration? - [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 00:50, 25 December 2009 (EST)
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In fact, wouldn't "Network Configuration" be better because Network would be the first and most common sense search item? _ [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 12:36, 8 February 2010 (EST)
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:Perhaps "Network" would be the best title, then, since this article deals primarily with using the "network" daemon. -- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 11:37, 26 February 2010 (EST)
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::You think so? I don't know.  Doesn't it have more to do with network setup in general?  - [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 00:14, 5 March 2010 (EST)
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== Carrier Detect ==
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This code can be used in <code>/etc/rc.d/network</code> to skip dhcp on interfaces without carriers:
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<pre>
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if [[ "$ifcfg" = "dhcp" ]]; then
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    carrier=`cat /sys/class/net/$ifname/carrier`
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    if [[ $carrier -eq "1" ]]; then
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        # remove the .pid file if it exists
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        /bin/rm -f /var/run/dhcpcd-${1}.pid >/dev/null 2>&1
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        /bin/rm -f /var/run/dhcpcd-${1}.cache >/dev/null 2>&1
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        /sbin/dhcpcd $DHCPCD_ARGS ${1}
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    else
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        echo "No carrier on $ifname"
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    fi
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else
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    /sbin/ifconfig $ifcfg
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fi
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</pre>
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== Static IP ==
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The indications given for the static ip configuration do not work for me. Concretely, the gateway config gives me problems. There should be another way of doing it.
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:There is no doubt that one has to be extremely careful to follow the directions, keeping in mind that the directions are based on a clean install.  Missing any step, or having some pre-existing setting that conflicts will cause the failure.
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:This is a perfect place for feedback so we can get this completely goof-proof.  Can you verify that you followed the exact steps described here?  Can you give us a list of which you did and where you skipped something that didn't apply?  Don't forget the hardware arrangement of your network.  I think your information would help us polish this a little and make it more accurate. - [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 21:21, 11 November 2010 (EST)
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::you might have to get an ip via dhcp, then assign yourself a static ip in the router settings and make your computer use that with no dhcp - it really depends on the type of router [[User:Thestinger|thestinger]] 21:32, 11 November 2010 (EST)
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:::There is no doubt that the suggestion you offered might work in one particular situation.  However, we don't have enough information to make that determination yet, nor do we have any information to improve the article, which is the point here. - [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 22:59, 11 November 2010 (EST)
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Latest revision as of 20:07, 24 November 2015

Wired network configuration

The introduction states:

"This page explains how to set up a wired connection to a network. If you need to set up wireless networking see the Wireless network configuration page."

So, should this page be renamed to 'Wired network configuration ? Though in an ideal world, both Wired and Wireless configuration pages would be merged to reduce duplication, and move subtopics such as Troubleshooting to subpages ... -- Alad (talk) 14:39, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

I don't really mind the current state, i.e. Wireless network configuration building on top of Network configuration (with a small overlap in Wireless_network_configuration#Check_the_driver_status). Otherwise there would have to be a "Network configuration" page and "Wired" and "Wireless" subpages, but what content from the current Network configuration is specific to wired connections? I think only Network_configuration#Device_Driver (which is easy to generalize) and Network_configuration#Troubleshooting. On the other hand most of the content in Wireless network configuration is unique to wireless devices, so IMO it is more natural to have just 2 pages instead of 3. Maybe the introduction should be modified instead? -- Lahwaacz (talk) 16:30, 29 September 2015 (UTC)