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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How to make static IP address dynamic in /etc/network/interfaces

I need to set the IP address of a ubuntu device() to be read from an EEPROM. The user has he option to change the IP address as well. I know the commands to read and write to the EEPROM. But how ...
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No internet connection over cable (but wifi works)

I have Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 installed on MSI GT660. I am Linux newb. I can connect to internet using wifi but not over cable. contents of /etc/network/interfaces: # interfaces(5) file used by ...
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Restricted internet access on 14.04. Teamviewer works, websites don't load

I now know it is not a DNS issue, because I can't even ping 8.8.8.8. I've added the output of tracepath 8.8.8.8. My machine running the most up-to-date version of 14.04 Trusty. The mobo has two ...
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Why 169.254.0.0 appears by default in the routing table?

I defined a subnet on eth0 in /etc/network/interfaces with: # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8) auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 setting static IP for server on VirtualBox

I've been following this post here on how to do this. I am using OS X and VirtualBox with an Ubuntu server. In the post they have the following: (I don't see those settings) auto eth0 iface eth0 ...
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Ubuntu Server | Gateway: 0.0.0.0

I am trying to setup an Ubuntu Server (non-graphical). However when I try to assign a Static IP address to the device instead of the default DHCP -- the system keeps telling me that the gateway is ...
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Static IP v.4 LAN Suddenly Lost Connectivity

Suddenly, on June 15, our static IP v.4 wired LAN lost its Internet connectivity. This is a wired LAN, each device with a static IP v.4 address behind a router, and has worked flawlessly for ...
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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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Eth0 lost when ethernet is using crossed cable

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I made changes on Interfaces file to change the IP of my touch computer. After reboot everything works well if I am connected with normal Ethernet cable to a Hub or router, ...
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set static ip problem

I've tried to set this right for some hours, but when I restart service networking, I don't have any ip address at all. My /etc/network/interfaces look like this: auto lo iface lo inet loopback ...
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Multiple static ip's single nic

I have a server running ubuntu and two static IP addresses. I have been trying to get both IP's assigned to the same NIC. I have several services running that can be bound to an IP and I want some ...
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Where in System Settings do I set a static IP?

I can't find where you can set a static IP in the network settings. Anywhere top level?
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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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issues setting static IP in ubuntu server 14.04

I have my /etc/network/interfaces file setup as: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 172.16.140.98 network 172.16.0.0 broadcast 172.16.255.255 ...
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Proxychain with static IP untill tor reload

I recently installed tor privoxy and proxychains on my 14.04lts works ok as intended. There is no acctualy problem with functioning, I have problem with setup. As I always used it with config ...
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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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Static IP fails at boot

I have apt-get purge everything dhcp related from the system. Netmanager is no where to be found (on purpose) rads@PBX:~$ sudo -i root@PBX:~# nmcli dev status The program 'nmcli' is currently not ...
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A new connection is generated instead of using the new settings

I am trying to set up a static IP address using the nm-connection-editor tool. I select the currently-used wireless network, click edit, go to "IPV4 Settings", click add, enter a valid IP address, ...
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assign static ip address on the server, or based on MAC address?

For an Asterisk VoIP server, is there any technical advantage to setting a static IP address directly on the server, versus using DHCP and having the DHCP server (router) assign a static ip address ...
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System loses static IP address

One of my headless systems is assigned a static IP address through /etc/network/interfaces on a wired Ethernet. It is connected to a router which is also a DHCP server. After a couple of days, the ...
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Ubuntu server cannot access internet, however can use SSH

So as stated I can access my server remotely, and locally using SSH, however I dont have access to "The internet". By this I mean I cant access webpages. dtipp@mc-server:~$ ping www.google.com ping: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Network Manager overwrites static network interface

I spent far too long figuring this out, and wanted to share. Simple task: Add a static IP address to the 2nd of 4 NICs on my server. To start, I followed the instructions here under Static IP ...
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Maintain IP address alive even when cable not plugged

It's on a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04, where the WiFi wlan0 is used to connect to Internet. And eth0 (RJ45) is set statically in /etc/network/interfaces auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address ...
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14.04 Desktop: Static IP is acquired, ping works, DNS does not

My question is very similar to this one: Can ping but no DNS I have setup a static IP on my previous Ubuntu versions - 9.04 and 12.04 - without issue. I have used an identical means this time as ...
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Unable to set static ip on ubuntu 14.10

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 14.10 and have been trying to set a static IP but it does not connect when I try. My interfaces file looks like this: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address ...
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Losing connection with static IP

Couple things. First, I'm relatively new to linux in general. Second, I've done my best to scour google, youtube and other places for help on this first before coming here for help. I appreciate ...
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How to configure /etc/network/interface to use static IPv6, but dynamic IPv4?

I want to add a static IPv6 IP to my otherwise automatic IP configuration. How to do this? Currently I use: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 So IPv4 is configured by DHCP, IPv6 is ...
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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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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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How do I set a static IP on my Virtual Server?

Can anyone help me to set a static ip in my virtual linux server machine? I did everything but still I am not able to set a static ip. I did the following changes in /etc/network/interface file. The ...
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How to find valid static IP address?

I am about to set up a pc with ubuntu server 14.04.1. I want to assign it a static ip address. How can I find a valid IP address that is not already being used? Is there a way to do that from ...
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static ip in NetworkManager but ifconfig does not show the ip (ubuntustudio 14.04)

i am running ubuntustudio 14.04. I have a development setup where my pc has 2 NICs one of which connects to the internet and acquires dhcp ip from the router, while the other (eth1) is used to ...
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openstack: conifgure vm with static ip on eth1

I'm trying to create two trusty VMs with static IPs for eth1, but pings between the static addresses fail. Via havana dashboard, I created a network with a 10.16.1/24 subnet, disabled gateway, ...
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/etc/network/interfaces is almost empty

I'm trying to set up a static IP address for my LTSP server as to configure one of my two NICs (internal one : Server -> Light client) via the /etc/network/interfaces , but when I open the interfaces ...
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Unable to set static IP address in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I've never had so much problems setting a network interface card to static addressing. I'm not sure what has changed, but I can only seem to get this thing to work if it's set to obtain the address ...
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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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Why I can't access internet using an static IP address?

I want to set up my machine with a static IP address. I've done it before and it worked. It's been a long time so, once again, I researched how to do it before starting. It looked pretty familiar and ...
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Virtualbox Bridged network ethernet cable disconnecting

I’m trying to connect to a ethernet device (like a scanner/printer) to a guest Ubuntu 12.04 running on Virtualbox 4.3.12. The scanner is connected to the Mac Pro directly over ethernet cable. Problems ...
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DHCP and static IP address simultaneously in ubuntu

We can use multiple IP address for a single interface in linux(eth0:0, eth0:1). But can we use dhcp and static IP in the same time?? eth0:1 should have a static IP address and eth0:0 will be configure ...
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Connect to the internet with static IP, netmask, and DNS addresses [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu for the first time and I tried to connect to the internet but generally when I connect to that network in Widnows the IP address must be set manually by specifing the IP, the ...
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Static ip but dynamic nameservers?

Trying to change nameserver' settings for a Ubuntu-13.04 server I came upon this situation! /etc/network/interfaces : # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how ...
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Network goes down and does not come back up on it's own

I have a server with the following /etc/networking/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address <My IP> netmask 255.255.255.248 gateway <Gateway ...
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iptables ruleset blocking LAN and WAN

Having problems with your Intel I217-V ethernet port? I suggest you read this entire post. Whilst drivers were not my issue, nor my answer (in the end), this post will still provide useful insight. ...
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Limited Internet Access After Setting a Satic IP Address in Server 14.04

I edited my /etc/network/interfaces file for a static IP address. It's listing is: # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more ...
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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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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 ...