My etc/network/interfaces file contain :

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

What is the meaning of auto, iface, inet

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The different keywords have the following meaning:

auto: the interface should be configured during boot time.

iface : interface

inet: interface uses TCP/IP networking.

That means interface eth0 should be configured during boot time , and interface name eth0

uses TCP/IP protocol and can be configured by Dhcp .

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