ifup eth0 failed to bring up eth0
First, I have set static ip using the below commands: Commands:
ifdown eth0 ifconfig eth0 X.X.X.X netmask 255.255.252.0 up route add default gw X.X.X.X
I was successful in setting up static ip X.X.X.X and I could see the same in the output of command "ifconfig".
Now I am trying to revert network back to dhcp using the below commands: Commands:
ifdown eth0 ifup eth0
RTNETLINK answers: File exists ssh stop/waiting ssh start/running, process 1524
ifup eth0, failed to bring back dhcp.
Contents of /etc/network/interfaces
root@bdhcp396:~# cat /etc/network/interfaces # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
Is this a bug in Ubuntu 11.10/10.04.3? I see a similar bug raised - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ifupdown/+bug/876829