A static IP address is a unique identifier for your computer, while it's connected to the Internet or another network. It's called "static" because it doesn't change each time you connect to the network.

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What Is The Significance Of The “Network” Option In /etc/network/interfaces?

Entering in: network 10.168.1.1 in /etc/network/interfaces allows computers on other subnets to ping / SSH this machine with a static IP but removing that line causes it to fail unless you're on ...
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What is wrong with my network configuration?

This is what I have in /etc/network/interfaces auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.34 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.0.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 gateway 192.168.1.254 ...
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Ubuntu Email Server identifies as Junk!

I set the Email server with PostFIX and Dovecot. But when I send emails from my server to Gmail, Live and other major Email services they put the email in the Junk or SPAM folder. What is wrong? ...
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Static IP error in Ubuntu 12.04.03 LTS

I am getting the following message after changing dhcp to start with the following settings: Address 192.168.1.24 network mask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.1.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 gateway ...
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How to switch between two internet connections without rebooting?

I have two internet connections, one with the static IP and the other with the PPPoE.When my static IP connection is not working, I switch to the PPPoE connection. I change my connection this way, ...
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temporary static ip/link local address

i assigned a temporary ip address to my eth0 interface using this command sudo ifconfig eth0 169.254.1.1 netmask 255.255.0.0 as described here it works fine, when i do ifconfig it shows the newly ...
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Static ip setup breaks internet connection

Specs OS: Ubuntu 12.0.4 Server Router: Netgear Genie WNDR3700v2 Goal To give my Ubuntu server a static ip address so I could eventually forward a router port to it and make it accessible via the ...
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cannot connect internet for static ip (staticip)

I cannot access the internet after set network interfaces to Static IP for Ubuntu server 12.x GUI. How to fix this ? Any one please help /etc/network/interfaces has the following settings: The ...
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How to connect Ubuntu to University LAN (Windows, Static IPs) to use Internet?

I have always been a Windows user, and this is the first time I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. After installing Ubuntu, I am not being able to access college internet through my laptop. We have a wired ...
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static ip network guide

I have a fresh install of 13.10 and my networking works fine (cable model cloud router) via the standard network manager applet. I'm trying to setup my box to a use static IP instead of dhcp and I'm ...
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Setting static IP address

I am trying to set up a static IP address for my Ubuntu machine in my local network. My plan is to eventually use something like dnsdynamic so that I can log in to the machine remotely without setting ...
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Static IP Address on Ubuntu 12.04 Virtual Machine

I've setup a VM running Ubuntu 12.04 specifically for local web development and am having some problems ensuring it has a static IP address. A static IP address is important as I'm using the IP ...
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wpa.conf setup for multiple networks

I asked this over on the RaspPi forum but figured I'd get a faster response if I posted it here as well. WiFi setup for multiple networks - original post Summary: I have a RaspPi. Going between ...
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Can't set static IP on Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 and I am trying to set up static IP by changing the /etc/network/interfaces file from: # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8) ...
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Issue restarting after changing /etc/network/interfaces to a static IP Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

I've been trying to set up a static IP address on my new Ubuntu build (12.04.3 LTS). I changed the following lines in my /etc/network/interfaces file from: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp to: auto ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 lost internet connection after changing static ip

so, we´re setting up an UBUNTU 12.04 lts server at my office, and had it nice and running with our static IP. However, when we tried changing the IP for another one (just changing the ...
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How to check why my static IP isn't working?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop edition. I'm not overly familiar with the unix side, but I'm learning. From a fresh install, I basically only installed XAMPP. My webserver now works fine (although ...
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What is the proper way to set up Clonezilla SE on Ubuntu Server 12.04?

I'm trying to set up a Clonezilla Server on Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 64-bit. Here's my system: • HP Compaq dc5800 MT with latest BIOS (1.59) • Intel Graphics • Onboard Intel Gigabit Ethernet • Linksys ...
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Why can't I set a static IP address for my Linux box?

I'm trying to set up a static local IP address for my Linux computer for port-forwarding purposes. As per every single guide that exists on this subject, I've edited my /etc/network/interfaces and ...
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Internet doesn't work with automatic IPv4 setting

I am trying to connect my laptop to the hostel LAN (wired connection). When I use manual settings (static IP address), the Internet works perfectly fine. But when I use automatic settings, it works ...
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Simple static IP problem

I have an ethernet device which has the following requirements: persistent ip configuration uses ports: 50000 to 50003 I can set up a static ip4 connection with nm-connection-editor, but I don't ...
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Setting Up a Static IP with Ubuntu Server 12.04 through VirtualBox

Im having issues setting it up through virtual box. I have 2 adapters setin my virtual box, one being Host-only and the other being NAT. I have configured my interfaces file as: address ...
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Is there a safe way to disable DHCP from command line?

Short version I know this question is very similar to others and I did really search the Internet for answers, but it seems that no approach is working or the solutions seem to be "to complicated to ...
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Static IP in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to set my static IP address in Ubuntu 13.04. All the tutorials say to navigate to /etc/network/interfaces and change the line that starts with eth0. When i navigate to the same file, ...
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problem with static ip in ubuntu 12.04 lts server

I change my server's ip from dynamic to static. After I change the file in /etc/network/interfaces with the following code, my server lost connection to internet. Here's my new network interfaces: ...
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Network Problem : Cannot connect to a ping-able website with Firefox

For some reason I need to configure my computer using static IP settings to let other computers to find it. Here's my settings in /etc/network/interfaces: # This file describes the network interfaces ...
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Setting up wired broadband with static IP

I was using my wired broadband connection perfectly with windows. That broadband uses static ip. At windows 7 the setup was done in IPv4 section. That had following things: i) Ip Address ii) ...
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Server 12.04LTS - Unable to see LAN ever, and only able to see Web when reporting an external IP

Alright, I'll try to explain as best I can what's going on here - I'm relatively new to Linux, but I am familiar with networking. I'm setting up an old work box as a home-based web server. I started ...
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Set up two IP addresses with one gateway?

I would like to ask if it is possible to set up two static IPs from same subnet through one gateway? and How if it is? What I am interested in is described here Routing for multiple ...
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Is it possible to setup an interface with both DHCP and a static IP?

Sending a box out to a colo and the guy taking it has no idea of networking. was hoping I could set it up so I can access it no matter which of two switches he plugs it into. After which I can remove ...
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Wired network connected crashed after retarting

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and everthing was working fine. I restarted the computer today morning and the Wired network stopped working. I am using static ip address and the /etc/network/interfaces has ...
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Same ip settings for multiple Wifi Connection

I am using college wifi. There are many access points in the college. Each have different name and different mac addresses. College provides static IP address for each user. So I need to set the ip ...
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How to stop Static IP is being overwritten with dynamic IP?

I have create a connection from network manager GUI with wired connection and in IPv4 setting tab, with all details like IP address,netmask,gateway and DNS server. Also change the ...
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Static Wireless IP - Can Only Access Internet Using IPs

I am using Lubuntu 12.10 as a local server and I am trying to get a static IP from my wireless network. I don't have a problem connecting to the server, I can ssh and view webpages on the same network ...
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Ubuntu Server as Router, Static ip for macadr's

I have Ubuntu Server as Router. On it i have turned on DHCP Server, but i want to give static adresses to some devices (mac adresses) in my network, where I have to start? I tried to google it, and i ...
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Easiest way to assign a static IP address for a LAMP server / VBox snapshot

I want to create a basic Ubuntu 12.04 LAMP server under VBox. Once I have it configured with a base Data set I want to Snapshot that and be able to hand it off to my development partners to use. ...
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Can't change ethernet card's IP address

I have Ubuntu 12.10 desktop version installed on HP 4000 PC, when I try to set up static IP address for NIC by using Network from menu bar, and switch from DHCP to manual, I can add static IP, default ...
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Setting a static IP address.

I'm trying to set a static IP address in 12.10. When I run ifconfig, I find that both lo and wlan0 have downloaded packets. In my /etc/network/interfaces file it says auto lo. Which should I be ...
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How to connect internet across a static IP network?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 but without internet at home. The reason I think is I have changed my network connections recently to static IP from DHCP because gnuradio needs static IP for accessing external ...
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Web address fails to resolve with static IP on Ubuntu Server 12.04

Running Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS in VirtualBox on a mid-2009 MacBook Pro. I've been using no-ip.com to keep my router's dynamic address up to date and just set up a free host name with them, hoping ...
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why does eth0 disappear when i set a static IP (server 12.10) [closed]

For some reason, if i try to set a static IP address, my eth0 disappears from ifconfig's output. I am running ubuntu server 12.10 on a gateway laptop. auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp gives this ...
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How do I set a static DNS nameserver address on Ubuntu Server?

I am trying statically to set DNS server addresses in my Ubuntu server running as virtual machine. I followed all recommendations on official Ubuntu support pages but I simply cannot get rid of my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Network Manager: unable to save manual setting to set up a static ip

I am fairly familiar with setting up servers, and ubuntu is generally my flavor of choice, but I just installed 12.04 desktop and I am seeing some behavior in network manager that is really puzzling. ...
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How to change IP when /etc/network/interface file is missing?

I just installed 12.04 Server. After my first login, I saw the IP and it is dynamic (I guess). I tried to change it by sudo vi /etc/network/interface but this file is blank. Can anyone help here?
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Internet Connections Ubuntu 12.04 Server with Unity GUI

I am very new to all this and thought I'd have a look at ubuntu with the hope of it running my server. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 Server which went fine, I then installed Unity again this was all ...