I'm trying to help a client install third party Linux software.
During the install, a program is run which extracts the host id (using
hostid), the ip address (using ifconfig) and the host name (using
uname). The program is segmentation faulting and I think it may be
due to the hostid returning a value of '0'. Can anyone tell me why
the hostid command might return a value of zero? Also, "ifconfig -a"
indicates that 2 of 3 (eth0 and eth1 to be specific) network
interfaces are down at the moment. Would bringing them up affect the
As I'm not efficient with Linux, please be specific if possible.
Thanks very much,