Linux: Network service reads which file


    I want to know which configuration file is read by the 'Service Network restart'  command. The S10network script in the /etc/rc5.d directory  indicates that it reads ifcfg-eth0 file, but when I edit ifcfg-eth0 file and then restart the network service it is not reading the ifcfg-eth0 file and hence the required Ip address is not assigned to NIC.

Please advise on this.....
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strace -f command_to_run parameters

check which files are opened.
What Linux version are you running?  On Redhat the network settings are found under /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/.

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On CentOS (Redhat clone), the script that is started for networking is /etc/init.d/networking.
if I ever have to restart my network connections I always use '/etc/rc.d/init.d/network restart'
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Thanks all.
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