I have the following ifconfig:-
enp0s31f6: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet 10.21.0.11 netmask 255.255.240.0 broadcast 10.21.15.255 inet6 rr50::9r16:r57r:rrr6:rr86 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link> ether 88:88:rr:8r:b8:88 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 1283617 bytes 447482292 (447.4 MB) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 777459 bytes 128121082 (128.1 MB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0 device interrupt 16 memory 0xf7100000-f7120000 lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0 inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10<host> loop txqueuelen 1000 (Local Loopback) RX packets 62037 bytes 26306447 (26.3 MB) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 62037 bytes 26306447 (26.3 MB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
/etc/network/interfaces looks like this:-
# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8) auto lo iface lo inet loopback
To assign a static IP i tried to add something like this from here:-
auto enp0s31f6 iface enp0s31f6 inet static address 10.253.0.50 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 10.253.0.0 gateway 10.253.0.1 dns-nameservers 126.96.36.199
I save it with sudo and then on terminal type and enter:
sudo ifdown enp0s31f6 && sudo ifup enp0s31f6. This does not work. The goal was to enable nomachine access to this server machine from an outside client network. Doing this step led to loss of connection with the server immediately. The above ifconfig results is greek to me and i copied pasted from above SO answer. How to make this work? What are the correct values i should have given for the fields address, netmask, network, gateway.