[sf-lug] olpc: green machine -aka XO

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Apr 14 23:40:53 PDT 2008

I wrote:

> Those files then get parsed by the sysvinit startup scripts
> (/etc/init.d/networking or whatever), which derive from them the
> values for the /sbin/ifconfig and /sbin/route commands that get run
> during startup.

Just in case my point is unclear:  During startup, each network
interface (e.g., "lo", "eth0") _must_ get an IP address assigned to it
using the /sbin/ifconfig command, and then /sbin/route gets used to tell
the system which interface to use when it's desirable to reach other IP
networks elsewhere (e.g, the rest of the Internet, for machines thus

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