Change Server to Static IP without GUI

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at
Thu May 15 14:43:26 UTC 2008

On Thu, 15 May 2008 09:33:51 -0500
Kipton Moravec <kip at> wrote:

> When I set up my server I set it up so it would get a dynamic address. 
> Now I want to change it to a static address. What file do I have to go
> to to change it? I do not have a GUI, just command line. (I know how to
> do it with the GUI, but the server does not have it.)


You want something like (IIRC):

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
There is another paramater that you need, but I can't for the life of me remember it off the top of my head at the minute. A quick google for the above file wil tell you. DNS entries (can) go in there, too. Google for /etc/networking/interfaces and you'll more than likely get some better explanations.

Avi Greenbury

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