I have a ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) box and I noticed that every time the computer boots the interface eth0 is automatically down. I have to manually do an ifconfig eth0 up command every time and that can get very annoying.
I checked in the interfaces file and this is what it says.. Am I missing anything?
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet static
Also, I checked the gui interface and the network information there is correct. Then I double checked the status of the interface after I brought it back up and the BCast address is always 0.0.0.0 for some reason.