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Hard code internal IP

Postposted on Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:37 pm

Should I / how do I hard code an internal IP? I have a Ubuntu box that runs headless, is used for backups, and folding. During October, there was a power outage after which I could not sign in to x.x.0.194. I connected a keyboard and monitor and got folding for Frankie running. Today, by accident, I ran ifconfig and see x.x.0.193. Making that edit in my putty profile lets me sign in again.

Appreciate your help.
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Re: Hard code internal IP

Postposted on Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:53 pm

The easiest is to config a static dhcp lease for your machine's mac address.
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Re: Hard code internal IP

Postposted on Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:01 pm

Yeah, much easier to do from the router side.
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Re: Hard code internal IP

Postposted on Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:14 am

Got it - thanks!
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Re: Hard code internal IP

Postposted on Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:44 am

For completeness, I've included a link to an article detailing how to switch Ubuntu to a static IP from a DHCP address.

Howto: Ubuntu Linux convert DHCP network configuration to static IP configuration
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-ubu ... ation.html
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Re: Hard code internal IP

Postposted on Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:24 am

Flatland_Spider wrote:For completeness, I've included a link to an article detailing how to switch Ubuntu to a static IP from a DHCP address.

Howto: Ubuntu Linux convert DHCP network configuration to static IP configuration
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-ubu ... ation.html

If this was originally a desktop installation you will also want to remove the network-manager service; if you don't it will do stuff behind your back like overwriting your manually created resolv.conf. Network-manager is great for laptops where the system is frequently moved around to different networks. On a server (or arguably, even a desktop) it is generally more trouble than it is worth.
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