[GLLUG] Debian interfaces and disable systemd

Chris Bell chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Thu Apr 12 08:51:39 UTC 2018

On Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:24:27 BST Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote:
> On Tuesday, 10 April 2018 17:45:42 BST Henrik Morsing via GLLUG wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have a Debian Linode VPS, and rebooting it always annoys me as I have
> > to manually add my additional IP address and restart all the services.
> > I've read and followed both Linode and Debian guide on how to add it to
> > the interfaces file, but recently realised it's because systemd ignores
> > it.
> > 
> > Linode guide said to disable systemd for networking, but I have been
> > unable to get this to work.
> > 
> > Can someone tell me how to get Debian to use the interfaces file, please?
> > 
> > Thanks
> > Henrik Morsing
> Hello Henrik Morsing,
> I am not an expert, but this seems to work with me using Debian Stretch.
> The problem with multiple ethernet interfaces coming up in random order has
> been sorted by re-naming them during the boot procedure according to their
> physical location and interrupt order
> ip address show
> ip address add [either IPv4 or IPv6 address] dev [device-name]
> Systemd may not be fully utilised, but almost anything not installed by
> default needs to be enabled
> systemctl enable [package-name]
> systemctl start [package-name]
> systemctl status [package-name]
>     any problem will be flagged, one at a time. Sort it, then repeat the
> last two steps until you either get it to work or give up till tomorrow.

Did this not work?

Chris Bell
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