[Gllug] Wide eyed and innosent new members 21/10/02

John Hearns john.hearns at cern.ch
Fri Dec 26 01:27:03 UTC 2014

John Hearns wrote:

> Kristian Davies wrote:
> > Spooky t'was just the other day I was looking for a solution to this...and I
> > found...
> >
> > >> http://www.beowulf.org/listarchives/linux-tulip-bug/1999/10/0036.html
> >
> > >>Also instead of reboot, this should work "service network restart"
> >
> > Not sure if this is of any use since im a complete n00b...
> >
> Hey, we all had to start somewhere.
> The 'service' command controls the system services - for instance if you are
> running a webserver,
> this is one of the services.
> To a Linux system, networking is just another service.
> The service comand accepts a few arguments, which just about explain themselves
> -
> start,   stop,   restart,   status
> So 'service network restart' is telling the system to shut down your network
> connections, then
> start them again.

Oh, and newbie tip.
If you intend to use a 'stop' immediately followed by a 'start' of a service, it
is better to do it using this construct:

service network stop ;   service network start

The ; means execute the next comand on the line.

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