[sf-lug] installing ubuntu but wanting a fixed ip address

Jesse Zbikowski embeddedlinuxguy at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 11:25:26 PST 2008

To give a "non-answer" to your question, all of my "fixed ip" boxes
use DHCP and not static network configuration, and I would recommend
this approach in most circumstances.  Just configure the fixed IP,
etc, on your DHCP server to match the MAC address of your box.
Advantages: if your box has to be re-installed, your network settings
are still there.  If you change your nameserver, etc, you can do this
in one place (the DHCP server) rather than each box on your network.
Disadvantages: you need a DHCP server (but you're probably running one
already, right?).

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