Set Static IP Address

Asked by Rykel from Singapore


I am running Ubuntu Lucid.

I am trying to set a Static IP address for my PC.

How can I do so?

Also, I read that the Network Manager simply does NOT allow one to set a static IP address due to a bug.

Is this still true?

Thank you for your assistance.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Of course it does, if you open network manager and click on IPv4 settings you can set all manner of addressing there (you can even allow address,netmask,gateway to be set via DHCP and set your own DNS addresses manually). Having a network management tool which did not allow the setting of static IPs is a ridiculous notion.

If you plan to always use static IP you can speed up your system in boot and generally by removing network manager and configuring via /etc/network/interfaces file this not only removes the network manager stuff from running but mean it does not have to load and run at bootup. All this means less RAM is used and can be used elsewhere

Just another serving suggestion.

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