I can't get my eth1 interface to either go down or go up
My /etc/network/interfaces file :
# The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address <addr> netmask 255.255.255.0 network <addr> broadcast <addr> gateway <addr> # dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed dns-nameservers <addr> dns-search <dns> auto eth1 iface eth1 inet static address 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.1.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255
Ouput when trying to ifup or ifdown :
root@nova network # ifup eth1 RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth1. root@nova network # ifdown eth1 ifdown: interface eth1 not configured
PS : ETH0 is working and if possible id prefer no to restart that interface.
[EDIT] After using force as someone commented, when I ping and check the ARP cache, I get an incomplete request... Looks like it cannot resolve the other computer's MAC addr.