i've been struggling with this for quite a few days, i've already posted in Redhat/Fedora forums and got no answer so i thought of trying my luck here.
The problem i'm having is that i cannot get networking on my RHEL4 box.
I have only one nic "AMD 79c970 [PCnet32 lance]" which was working quite good in fact .The last major change we done to our net configuration was setting up a dhcp server for we were running on static IPs but this machine kept its static IP and it was working after that change until the other day when it suddenly stopped.
trying ifconfig eth0 up seems to work fine, but looking under tha hood,
ifup eth0 says:
ip_tables: (C) 200-2002 Netfilter core team
RTNETLINK answers: Invalid argument
RTNETLINK answers: Invalid argument

the following is my /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

Code:
# Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]
DEVICE=eth0
ONBOOT=yes
BOOTPROTO=static
IPADDR=175.35.16.182
NETMASK=255.255.254.0
GATEWAY=175.35.16.1
HWADDR=00:0c:29:43:6b:72
NETWORK=175.35.16.0
TYPE=Ethernet
USERCTL=no
IPV6INIT=no
PEERDNS=yes
i also checked and i think the module is loaded in the kernel and the IRQ port is properly configured
Code:
[root@RHEL4AS_APP ~]# grep pcnet32 /etc/modprobe.conf
alias eth0 pcnet32
options pcnet32 irq=10 
[root@RHEL4AS_APP ~]# lsmod | grep pcnet32
pcnet32                30153                0
mii                       5185                  1                pcnet32
[root@RHEL4AS_APP ~]# grep eth0 /proc/interrupts
10:                 59                 XT-PIC                 eth0
i don't know where else to look for signs , hope anybody can help