SIOCSIFADDR: Invalid argument

ken_i_m ken_i_m at
Tue Dec 19 12:48:18 PST 2000

I can ping the NIC from other boxes on my LAN. Doing


returns numbers for eth0 and lo that look like the ones that work for my 
Red Hat set-up.

>Bringing up the eth0 interface. . . netmask: Host name lookup failure
>SIOCSIFADDR: Invalid argument

Are the network scripts trying to do a DNS look up? I don't have a name 
server and am not planning on setting one up for a while yet.

I think, therefore, ken_i_m

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