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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Moving to Kubuntu
From: "Jonathan Hall" <flimzy@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 00:25:27 -0500 (CDT)
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Yes, /etc/network/interfaces is a Debian thing.  It's rational?  Well..
you have to store the configuration somewhere, and that's as good a place
as any.

Normally, though, on a client machine, you'd get your IP and gateway from
your DHCP server (if you're using one).

-- Jonathan

> I am slowly moving to Kubuntu, the KDE version of Ubuntu, which is based
> on
> Debian.  Kubuntu has the slickest install I have ever encountered; asked
> just the right questions in a way I could understand them.  Might be tough
> for a real newbie, but I thought it was great.
> After I got the internet working, I found that on reboot I had to always
> do
> the
> "route add default gw eth0"
> bit to get through the firewall.  The routing table always always showed
> the Kubuntu box itself as the gateway.  In Redhat, doing the route add
> thing once made it permanent. Finally discovered a file
> /etc/network/interfaces which called out the Kubuntu box as its own
> gateway -- changed this and it works OK on bootup.
> Is this a Debian thing and if so what is the rational?
> bruce
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