Static IP addresses fail!

Colin Law clanlaw at
Fri Jul 22 06:57:49 UTC 2011

On 22 July 2011 06:23, don fisher <hdf3 at> wrote:
> I am currently running Ubuntu 10.10 with no end of problems. How does one
> assign a static IP address. I have tried the standard network manager and
> WICD, all with no success. This used to be easy 10 years ago! In Redhat-9
> you just edited the interface description files and it was done. Now they
> have made it so easy I can find no options!

I have had problems setting up NM to use static IP addresses.  The
interface for entering them is weird and it seemed to have a tendency
to loose the settings. With wicd however it proved very easy and
reliable.  You say you tried wicd, what exactly was the problem you
had there?


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