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But, that is only temporary. After a reboot, it goes back to whatever the startup script sets it to.
I thought the startup scripts was located here:
When I edit that file and type in the IP address that I want, and then restart my network, it doesn't change my IP address. So how do I permanently change my IP address, without using a graphical tool.
I pretty sure Paul is correct. I usually down my NIC prior to changing the IP and then up it using those commands. I do this everytiime that it's just become natural which is why I didn't even mention it, sorry.
where do i change the ip address? and since i am assigning an ip address to the machine, what happens to the BOOTPROTO line? do i change it to something else and where can i read up on the options availabe?
Distribution: Whatever I feel like at the time I install.
If you modify this file:
you can make it automatically set whatever IP you want on boot.
Here is my file.
BOOTPROTO=none (or dhcp if you want to get IP from server)
NAME=xxxx (whatever you want for the alias)
*= Leave these blank if you use dhcp for BOOTPROTO