Comment 19 for bug 123773

I can confirm that on my 8.04 Server. However, ping is fine.

/etc/init.d/networking restart
 * Reconfiguring network interfaces...
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address

Pardon me, but why is there even a wireless package on a server by default (you can install it, fine, but not by default!)??

BTW: This is not an issue on Debian Etch.