Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 11:38 UTC, submitted by ladislav
Debian and its clones Debian is not quite like any other distro out there. If bigger is better, then Debian wins hands down. Aside from having the largest collection of free software packages, Debian also runs on 11 platforms. But there is more to Debian than just size. Travel writer and recent Debian convert Robert Storey tackles the whole installation procedure head on and gives his report.
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Ethernet config the Debian way
by Nico on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 21:27 UTC

Creating a startup script to configure Ethernet is really no the Debian way.

Debian has a very nice infrastructure for that.

All is in the /etc/network/

And for a simple setup like the one described in the article, a simple edit of /etc/network/interfaces would have been enough.

I would suggest a serious read of 'man interfaces'.

/etc/network/interfaces contains network interface configuration information for the ifup(8) and ifdown(8) commands. This is where you configure how your system is connected to the network, by setting IP addresses, and other related information.