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Re: [Xen-users] Howto start domU's network (gentoo-specific)?

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Howto start domU's network (gentoo-specific)?
From: Matthias Wolf <matze.wolf@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 16:12:43 +0200
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Hans de Hartog wrote:
> Dom0 comes up fine (Linux + Xen 3.02).
> xenbr0 is ok (peth0 and vif0.0 attached).
> On dom0 I made links net.vif1.0 thru net.vif7.0
> to /etc/init.d/net.l0 (otherwise the hotplug stuff
> does not start the vif-interface).

You don't have to do this!
The vif interfaces will be automatically started and added
to the xenbr0 if you start a domU if you have configured xend-config.sxp
with (standard) bridging:

(network-script network-bridge)

> On dom0 I run dhcpd on eth0 (can not make him
> listen on peth0, vif0.0 or xenbr0 because no
> ip-address).

That is ok, peth0 is a fork of eth0.

> DomU-config contains vif = [ 'mac=00:16:3e:00:00:03' ]
> and dhcpd is prepared to give a fixed ip-address to
> that mac-address.
> When I start domU, xend is sending dhcp-requests
> on behalf of vif1.0 (or vif2.0, etc.) but does
> not get an offer from dhcpd. So the domU network
> does not come up (the vifn.0 IS attached to xenbr0).

What does your dhcpd.conf in the dom0 and thru /etc/conf.d/net in the domU
look like?


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