Did you run that command as root? It must be run as root...
yes, thanks, I was root.
the right path is /etc/rc.d/init.d/ifplugd
thanks. I edited "my" ifplugd.conf file to include "-F -s" , then I killed the existing ifplugd (weird - how come it was running when it wasn't last time I looked ?) and then I ran "/etc/rc.d/init.d/ifplugd start".
All I got was "Starting Network Interface Plugging Daemon : eth0". When I then did "tail /var/log/messages" I saw the usual "link beat not detected".
Looks to me like ifplugd is *not* reading my ifplugd.conf file
I ought to be able to invoke the -F -s flags on the CL hadn't I ? I tried "/etc/rc.d/init.d/ifplugd start -F -s" and it came back with "Starting Network Interface Plugging Daemon : -F -s "...looks like it thinks the interface is called "-F -s"
. Sure enough - message log shows it looking for those "interfaces"
Then I reboot, after which I see that ifplugd *is* running (so it didnt shut itself down, good). Looking in /var/log/messages, there is *nothing* from ifplugd...so maybe it did
read my conf file this time..but , in that case, how come eth0 still has no IP address ?
I just tried disabling ifplugd as a boot option, hoping that the default behaviour would then be to auto-enable eth0 - but this just results in eth0 disappearing entirely from the "ifconfig" output (although I can still get eth0 working just by running "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 start" from the CL).