[thelist] connecting a sunbox to ntl modem

Dan McCullough dmccullough at garnethill.com
Wed May 19 10:15:00 CDT 2004

Try that.  I will keep digging for the information.  I used to have a
step by step guide that I wrote for someone else.

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Subject: Re: [thelist] connecting a sunbox to ntl modem

Alex Beston wrote:

> I have a sun IPX with  debian & im trying to connect to my broadband
> account.
> Does anyone know which config files to alter  / daemons i have to run
> in order to access the net?
> I know i have to set it to DHCP but in which file with what syntax I
> havent the faintest idea.
> help would be appreciated.

How does NTL provide your broadband connection, ethernet? If so you will

need to alter /etc/network/interfaces. The debian core will provide DHCP

capability. IIRC most NTL ethernet modems lock the mac address of the 
nic that was attached when they were first setup and configured. Power 
cycling the modem after you have attached it to the sun box may work if 
not then you will need to spoof the mac address on the sun box so the 
NTL modem thinks it is the same nic/machine.


 From the command line
debian:~# nano /etc/network/interfaces

iface eth0 inet dhcp

debian:~# ifdown eth0
debian:~# ifup eth0
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