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Why ifup takes so long to set up a static IP?

I admit it I switched back to fedora 15 (and now 16) after many years playing Ubuntu. I feel very comfortable with fedora 16 now but only one thing is annoying me: bringing up a network card takes to long!

Is there any geek out there able to tell me why if I run

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup eth0

it takes almost 20 seconds to setup a static IP address? I would understand (or at least try to understand) if I was running a DHCP on my router, but I am not!

In any previous Ubuntu version I tested, bringing up a network interface (even a wireless encrypted one) was a matter of few seconds...

Why ifup takes so long to set up a static IP?

I admit it I switched back to fedora 15 (and now 16) after many years playing Ubuntu. I feel very comfortable with fedora 16 now but only one thing is annoying me: bringing up a network card takes to long!

Is there any geek out there able to tell me why if I run

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup eth0

it takes almost 20 seconds to setup a static IP address? I would understand (or at least try to understand) if I was running a DHCP on my router, but I am not!

In any previous Ubuntu version I tested, bringing up a network interface (even a wireless encrypted one) was a matter of few seconds...

Edit:

# cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-Wired_connection_1 
TYPE=Ethernet
BOOTPROTO=none
DNS1=8.8.8.8
DNS2=8.8.4.4
DEFROUTE=yes
IPV4_FAILURE_FATAL=yes
IPV6INIT=yes
IPV6_AUTOCONF=yes
IPV6_DEFROUTE=yes
IPV6_FAILURE_FATAL=no
NAME="Wired connection 1"
UUID=...     <- intentionally removed
ONBOOT=yes
IPV6_PEERDNS=yes
IPV6_PEERROUTES=yes
HWADDR=...   <- intentionally removed my MAC addr
IPADDR0=...  <- intentionally removed my public IP
PREFIX0=14
GATEWAY0=... <- intentionally removed

Why ifup takes so long to set up a static IP?

I admit it I switched back to fedora 15 (and now 16) after many years playing Ubuntu. I feel very comfortable with fedora 16 now but only one thing is annoying me: bringing up a network card takes to long!

Is there any geek out there able to tell me why if I run

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup eth0

it takes almost 20 seconds to setup a static IP address? I would understand (or at least try to understand) if I was running a DHCP on my router, but I am not!

In any previous Ubuntu version I tested, bringing up a network interface (even a wireless encrypted one) was a matter of few seconds...

Edit:

edit:
    # cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-Wired_connection_1 
 TYPE=Ethernet
 BOOTPROTO=none
 DNS1=8.8.8.8
 DNS2=8.8.4.4
 DEFROUTE=yes
 IPV4_FAILURE_FATAL=yes
 IPV6INIT=yes
 IPV6_AUTOCONF=yes
 IPV6_DEFROUTE=yes
 IPV6_FAILURE_FATAL=no
 NAME="Wired connection 1"
 UUID=...     <- intentionally removed
 ONBOOT=yes
 IPV6_PEERDNS=yes
 IPV6_PEERROUTES=yes
 HWADDR=...   <- intentionally removed my MAC addr
 IPADDR0=...  <- intentionally removed my public IP
 PREFIX0=14
 GATEWAY0=... <- intentionally removed
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Why ifup takes so long to set up a static IP?

I admit it I switched back to fedora 15 (and now 16) after many years playing Ubuntu. I feel very comfortable with fedora 16 now but only one thing is annoying me: bringing up a network card takes to long!

Is there any geek out there able to tell me why if I run

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup eth0

it takes almost 20 seconds to setup a static IP address? I would understand (or at least try to understand) if I was running a DHCP on my router, but I am not!

In any previous Ubuntu version I tested, bringing up a network interface (even a wireless encrypted one) was a matter of few seconds...

edit: edit:

# cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-Wired_connection_1 
 TYPE=Ethernet
 BOOTPROTO=none
 DNS1=8.8.8.8
 DNS2=8.8.4.4
 DEFROUTE=yes
 IPV4_FAILURE_FATAL=yes
 IPV6INIT=yes
 IPV6_AUTOCONF=yes
 IPV6_DEFROUTE=yes
 IPV6_FAILURE_FATAL=no
 NAME="Wired connection 1"
 UUID=...     <- intentionally removed
 ONBOOT=yes
 IPV6_PEERDNS=yes
 IPV6_PEERROUTES=yes
 HWADDR=...   <- intentionally removed my MAC addr
 IPADDR0=...  <- intentionally removed my public IP
 PREFIX0=14
 GATEWAY0=... <- intentionally removed 

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