[AG-TECH] AGServiceManager.py uses lo instead of eth0

Don McLane dmclane at u.washington.edu
Tue Apr 7 19:03:12 CDT 2009

I think I'm having the same problem.  But won't this solution only work 
if you have a static IP address (or your dhcp server gives you the same 
address every time)?

Seems like I could specify a hostname in /etc/network/interfaces like:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
   hostname eth0name

But that doesn't seem to work.


James Miller wrote:
> Yep, that was it... thanks!
> Christoph Willing wrote:
>> On 14/02/2009, at 2:41 AM, James Miller wrote:
>>> I am doing a quick upgrade of my capture machine running Ubuntu 8.10 
>>> and I installed the accessgrid3.2 package from the Univ of 
>>> Queensland vislab source.  I've never had problems with past 
>>> packages on previous versions of ubuntu.
>>> However, when I run AGServiceManager.py in a terminal, it's trying 
>>> to use the loopback address instead of eth0.
>> James,
>> What does your /etc/hosts file look like? On a machine named 
>> "mymachine" using dhcp, that file will begin with something like:
>>       localhost.localdomain   localhost
>>       mymachine
>> Try changing it so that the real IP address of mymachine and fully 
>> qualified domain name is in there, commenting out or removing the 
>> exisiting line with the machine's name e.g.
>>       localhost.localdomain   localhost
>> #      mymachine
>>    mymachine.somedomain.xyz    mymachine
>> chris
>> Christoph Willing                       +61 7 3365 8316
>> QCIF Access Grid Manager
>> University of Queensland

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