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To: "Sean O'Reilly" <s.oreilly,AT,linnovations,DOT,co,DOT,uk>
Subject: Re: Newbie help
From: Carsten Emde <ce,AT,ceag,DOT,ch>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 12:07:53 +0200
Cc: cipe-l,AT,inka,DOT,de
In-reply-to: <1056360179.3305.17.camel@sean.linnovations.co.uk>
Organization: CE Computer Experts AG
References: <1056360179.3305.17.camel@sean.linnovations.co.uk>

Sean O'Reilly wrote:

[..] How do i start cipe at boot ?
Any supported device that has an ifcfg-<device> file in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts containing the line


will be started at boot (through /etc/rc.d/init.d/network). To manually enable the device, type

ifup <device>

to disable it, type

ifdown <device>

Since the first cipe device is normally called cipcb0, you need to provide /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-cipcb0. An example is given in /usr/share/doc/cipe-1.4.5/samples/redhat-ifcfg-cipcb0.

In addition to a simple eth0 device, cipe reads option settings from /etc/cipe/options.<device>. Since this option file normally contains the key, it must be private to root (mode 600). An example is given in /usr/share/doc/cipe-1.4.5/samples/redhat-options.cipcb0. Other useful entries are

maxerr -1

to prevent cipe from aborting after 8 errors and


when you are dealing with dynamic IP addresses.

Hope this helps.

Carsten Emde.

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