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I installed Ubuntu server on a machine, and there is this thing which is annoying me: everytime I boot the machine, I have to sudo ifup p1p4 to start the network...
What should I do to make this automatically?

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You should set up network connections that are permanent and that you want to be started when you boot in /etc/network/interfaces That is the recommended way to set up servers last time I checked.

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guess what: they are on /etc/network/interfaces. Edit: I tried with auto p1p4 and it is working now –  Luiz K. Oct 26 '12 at 10:11
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Yes, you have to include some activation, like auto or other. There are one that initialize the interface when the device get physical connected, not at a computer right now so I can't check. If not activated, you have to activate it manually like you did. –  Anders Oct 29 '12 at 8:07
    
the auto did the trick –  Luiz K. Oct 29 '12 at 16:33

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