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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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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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 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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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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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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DNS-Nameservers problem

I run Ubuntu server 12.04.1 LTS Precise. If my network/interface was set on auto, the DNS works correctly. I'm able to run apt-get update and to ping various sites. When my network/interface was set ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...