How can we assign ip to each pc on Ubuntu Server 11.4

Asked by kapthar on 2011-10-10

We are attempting to create a 10 workstation, local area network using eth connections. We have tried reverse coupling connections on a single machine but can not figure out how to assign a unique ip. This is true for all eth connections. Currently, all have the 10.42.43.1 ip. We have worked with the "network Tools" but that does not seem to be the way to go. We have gone into the server and worked with networking but the old instructions about how to restart using "etc/http.d/networking restart" do not work and exhibit the deprecated error message.

Is there current documentation on how to do this somewhere public? Does any one have some info that will help us? WE have set up networks in the past but all have been on a different system.

Thanks in advance
Kap Har
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You could use DHCP......far easier. If you want you can define network details via ssh by editting /etc/network/interfaces

Here is a guide:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/setting-up-an-network-interfaces-file/

If you use a static IP, you MUST specify DNS servers MANUALLY too in /etc/resolv.conf

kaphar (captain-harry) said : #2

We would like to use DHCP but this is not a Windows network and we have no idea how to implement DHCP on Linux. Not sure but it may be too much for us. We are going to try the advice given in this response and see how it goes. If we continue to have a problem we will beg your help again.
Thanks. {Please don't close the ticket yet.}
KapHar

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> Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:41:06 +0000
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DHCP is default for all interfaces.

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