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Old 10-05-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
knobby67
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fixed IP for none root


Hi all,
I need to set up a static IP. So I went into /etc/networking/interfaces

and used

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.1
netmask 255.255.255.0


Worked a treat, however I've found when I run as non root (which I need to) I get no IP, ifconfig show no address. So root my interfaces works fine, as a user it doesn't can anyone advise. root runs and shows my address to be 192.168.1.1, user shows a large hex number. I can set manually by ifconfig, but need it from boot. Any advise? Thanks
 
Old 10-05-2009, 09:24 AM   #2
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These config details are used before anyone logs in.

It makes no sense at all to relate this to which user you are at any given point.

Show us the output of ifconfig you're querying, but note that who you are has nothing whatsoever to do with your IP address.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 09:31 AM   #3
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When using a static LAN IP I need a bit more than that in my interfaces file:
Code:
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.1
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway IP.OF.MY.ROUTER
You'll probably also need to set your DNS:
Code:
tred@vaio:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
nameserver IP.OF.MY.ROUTER
tred@vaio:~$
Then restart networking.
 
  


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