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Re: changing IP address on mipsel-linux

To: Ratin <mrahman@sypixx.com>
Subject: Re: changing IP address on mipsel-linux
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 18:14:18 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: Freddy Spierenburg <freddy@dusktilldawn.nl>, Linux/MIPS Development <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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On Wed, 3 May 2006, Ratin wrote:
> Hi Freddy, Thanks for your response, I appreciate your help. I am kind of new
> to this version of Linux.
> The uname -a gives me this:
> 
> Linux 192.168.0.62 2.6.10-idt20050328 #1 Tue Dec 13 10:36:55 PST 2005 mips
> unknown
> 
> But it is referred as Mipsel-Linux. It is running busybox.  I guess I have to
> dig more into kernel code to see how the
> kernel sets the IP address during init. I was hoping somebody here would know
> the Mipsel-Linux IP address assignment
> process. Thanks,

The kernel does not set the IP address during init. That's the responsibility
of user space, i.e. the scripts that call busybox in your case.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                                                Geert

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