Static IP addresses fail!
hdf3 at comcast.net
Fri Jul 22 09:24:08 UTC 2011
don fisher wrote:
> Stephen Kuhn wrote:
>> On Thu, 2011-07-21 at 22:23 -0700, don fisher 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!
>>> Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for the attitude, but it has
>>> been a long day trying to accomplish a trivial operation.
>> It's still extremely easy to do.
>> Edit the /etc/network/interfaces file.
> Attached is my /etc/network/interfaces file. Using WICD I can get either
> port to come up using DHCP. But I cannot get eth1 or eth0 to load with a
> static address (using WICD).
> I used to use ifup and ifdown. But ifup eth1 does nothing. When I
> execute sudo ifup eth1 I receive the output from ifconfig --help.
> I must have broken something. But I cannot determine what it is. Any
> errors in my interfaces file?
> Any ideas appreciated? I was just trying to bring up Samba, which was
> almost trivial the last time (back in the dark ages) when I tried.
It appears my use of hwaddress is not valid.
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