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i am working with UW2.0.1 . This is a network node . here i configured DNS, MAILSERVER, WEB SERVER , almost everything.
Yesterday one of my officer shutdown the sever with init level 6.  after this i am not able to telnet to any machine . locally also i am not able to telnet to my server itself.
while booting it is shopwing my default gateway is unreacheble.
How to boot my system with old status.
from man pages i checked abt init level 6. it is showing as follows
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Stop the operating system and reboot to the  state
               defined by the initdefault entry in /etc/inittab.
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now it is boooting with init level 3 ( default in /etc/ inittab)
how can i boot my machine with old status.
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langkjer earned 40 total points
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It looks like an interface problem... Verify all your network configuration, use "netstat -rn" command to check your default gateway and all other routes, verify you network adapter configuration with "ifconfig -a" and use "traceroute" command to trobleshooting your network... There is no way to recover an old configuration... only backup saves :)

The problem with init command is that it doesn't stop all processes as shutdown command and sometimes you have some disks and file problems... Always prefer to use "shutdown" command instead "init" command.

To change your default init level you must edit inittab and change the initdefault to the level you want...

I hope it helps...
  Andre Langkjer.
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my problem sorted out.. it was showing my interface address as 0.0.0.0...



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