Why is adding a new Ubuntu PC to an existing LAN such a pain?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sun Jan 21 15:25:07 UTC 2007

Mario Vukelic wrote:

> On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 09:58 +0100, Dieter Schicker wrote:
>> IMHO this in not an issue of "static" or "dynamic".
> WHAT is not an issue of static vs. dynamic? Please don't top-post, it
> makes discussions incomprehensible
>> Where exactly is the pain in filling in 7 lines in a file and then
>> restarting a service????
>> 1) /etc/network/interfaces:
> I gave the same solution but using the graphical interface. Non-admins
> often find that easier ;)

Well, OP claimed that he couldn't even get into the new machine to do this -
unplugging the network cable should have solved that.

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