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11<abstract>
12A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
13environments.
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11<version>1.1</version> 16<version>7.0</version>
12<date>2005-06-14</date> 17<date>2006-08-30</date>
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14<section> 19<section>
15<title>Getting started</title> 20<title>Getting started</title>
16<body> 21<body>
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18<note> 23<note>
19This document assumes that you have correctly configured your kernel, its 24This document assumes that you have correctly configured your kernel, its
20modules for your hardware and you know the interface name of your hardware. 25modules for your hardware and you know the interface name of your hardware.
21We also assume that you are configuring eth0, but it could also be 26We also assume that you are configuring <c>eth0</c>, but it could also be
22eth1, wlan0, etc. 27<c>eth1</c>, <c>wlan0</c>, etc.
23</note> 28</note>
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25<note> 30<note>
26This document requires you are running baselayout-1.11.11 or better. 31This document requires you are running <c>baselayout-1.11.11</c> or better.
27</note> 32</note>
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29<p> 34<p>
30To get started configuring your network card, you need to tell the Gentoo RC 35To get started configuring your network card, you need to tell the Gentoo RC
31system about it. This is done by creating a symbolic link from <c>net.lo</c> 36system about it. This is done by creating a symbolic link from
32to <c>net.eth0</c> in <path>/etc/init.d</path> 37<path>net.lo</path> to <path>net.eth0</path> in <path>/etc/init.d</path>.
33</p> 38</p>
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35<pre caption="Symlinking net.eth0 to net.lo"> 40<pre caption="Symlinking net.eth0 to net.lo">
36# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i> 41# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i>
37# <i>ln -s net.lo net.eth0</i> 42# <i>ln -s net.lo net.eth0</i>
81# <i>/etc/init.d/net.eth0 start</i> 86# <i>/etc/init.d/net.eth0 start</i>
82# <i>/etc/init.d/net.eth0 stop</i> 87# <i>/etc/init.d/net.eth0 stop</i>
83</pre> 88</pre>
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85<impo> 90<impo>
86When troubleshooting networking, it is recommended to set RC_VERBOSE="yes" 91When troubleshooting networking, it is recommended to set
87in <path>/etc/conf.d/rc</path> so that you get more information about what's 92<c>RC_VERBOSE="yes"</c> in <path>/etc/conf.d/rc</path> so that you get more
88happening. 93information about what's happening.
89</impo> 94</impo>
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91<p> 96<p>
92Now that you have successfully started and stopped your network interface, you 97Now that you have successfully started and stopped your network interface, you
93may wish to get it to start when Gentoo boots. Here's how to do this. The last 98may wish to get it to start when Gentoo boots. Here's how to do this. The last

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