How do I set my local static IP address in Kubuntu 9.04
errol at tzora.co.il
Fri May 22 00:18:24 BST 2009
Can you give some info about the script scene with WICD. In general,
where can I find good instructions on how to use WICD? I've mastered the
basics but would like to learn more and scripting seems like a useful tool.
I for example have to use a static address at home and a dhcp at work
(both wired & wireless).
Joel Oliver wrote:
> You can always set the static IP's with /etc/network/interfaces, but
> network manager usually freaks out as it likes to 'dynamically' handle
> the network. The version in Kubuntu has been buggy for so long with
> setting static IP's (Might be fixed by now, something with the netmask
> being the wrong style (like 192.168.1.1/24 or 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0)
> Anyway to the point.... I prefer to get rid of network manager and
> install wicd (Even on desktops, and ALWAYS on laptops) The amount of
> options in wicd is staggering and I especially like the scripting
> section. It's clean, works in KDE,Gnome, Xfce... Looks better and Just
> Works® I don't understand why they don't make it the default network
> connection manager in all flavours of ?buntu. Like you I run NFS shares
> at home and at my girlfriends house and pre Gutsy before they switched
> to gvfs you used to be able to browse all the shares and just double
> click them to mount. Now you cant :(
> Good tip is to create scripts to mount NFS shares on connect and umount
> them on disconnect. Wicd makes this easy.
> Biggest problem with going with static IP's is the need to specify your
> DNS servers. You can either specify them in the router and point
> /etc/resolv.conf at the router or just put them right in
> /etc/resolv.conf I recommend OpenDNS, so just add these lines to
> nameserver 126.96.36.199
> nameserver 188.8.131.52
> Hope my aimless ranting helps..
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