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Old 10-24-2006, 09:47 AM   #1
mpdsal
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Manually assigning ip address using Slackware


Hello. I am trying to assign a static ip address using Slackware 2.4.26. This is the command that I am typing in:

ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. netmask yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy up route -n add default gw zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz

I did this once before and it worked. Now I get an error statement that says "Host name lookup failure". When I do ifconfig to see the ip settings they all look correct except for the gateway value. That was not accepted for some reason and of course I can't reach the internet to download my Nessus updates.

Can anyone help? Thanks
 
Old 10-24-2006, 10:21 AM   #2
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http://www.slackbook.org/html/networ...ion-tcpip.html

I think adding ".local" onto the end of your hostname would fix your issues, that and assigning the proper gateway and dns as well.

Hope that helps some.
 
Old 10-24-2006, 12:18 PM   #3
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So it would look like: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.local? This would be for the static ip address value I presume? Thanks
 
Old 10-24-2006, 02:26 PM   #4
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You have two commands on one line. They need to be separated.

Code:
ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. netmask yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy up
route -n add default gw zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz
or if you prefer one line, separate them with a semicolon

Code:
ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. netmask yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy up ; route -n add default gw zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz
 
  


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