Quoting Hooton, Gerard (G.Hooton at ucc.ie):
> What must be done to make this work after a reboot?
Depends, in say debian, a fair place would be,
at the end of the file put
echo 'starting custom networking'
ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.5 255.255.255.0
echo 'starting custom routing'
route add -net 0.0.0.0 gw 192.168.1.1
for example. Also the resolv.conf won't change,
if want dhcp on startup, just put
echo 'starting dhcp client'
Mind you, there are generally better ways
to do this than what I described above,
but most are distro dependent, what's in this
email should work on any (mind you, won't come up in
their GUI config tools etc).
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