Fixed addresses for 8.04?

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Wed Jan 28 23:27:56 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 28 January 2009, Ric Moore wrote:
>On Sun, 2009-01-18 at 17:24 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Greetings;
>> I am trying to get a box with 8.04 on it, set up for a fixed network
>> address.
>> Since it appears that the normal configuration (ifcfg-eth0 and friends)
>> files have been deprecated and NM is doing it all, so how can I make it
>> use a fixed local address?  Setting the hostname and hosts files up
>> correctly doesn't do it. NM apparently ignores everything but the
>> hostname.
>It also has problems with domainname. Set it in NM, restart the network
>and type in a terminal window "domainname" and see if it doesn't come up
>blank. I finally put "domainname" in /etc/rc.local to
>fix it. :( Ric
You can also set it up in /etc/networks, so this one has been put to bed.  
Thanks Ric.
>My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
>"There are two Great Sins in the world...
>..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
>Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
>Linux user# 44256
>Verizon Cell # 434-774-4987

Cheers, Gene
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