[PLUG] Setting permanent eth0 IP address in Ubuntu LTS?

Michael Rasmussen michael at jamhome.us
Wed Jun 22 06:02:01 PDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 12:14:15AM -0700, Tom Sharples wrote:
> Hi, I've run into a (documented) bug using the Network Manager GUI to try to 
> set a static IP eth0 address in Ubuntu : the "apply" button is always grayed 
> out so it won't let me set the address no matter what I do.  Is there a 
> command-line shell script or file I can edit to get this set up? Ubuntu is 
> very foreign to me (I use slackware) and I'm loath to screw something up on 
> a system that's going to a customer.
You can edit /etc/network/interfaces to define all the parameters associated 
with a particular port.  For example:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
    pre-up /sbin/modprobe ipv6
    pre-up /sbin/ip6tables-restore  -c < /etc/network/ip6tables.rules
    pre-up /sbin/iptables-restore   -c < /etc/network/iptables.rules
    dns-search jamhome.us, michaelsnet.us
    post-up /sbin/ip -6 addr  add 2001:470:e953:cafe::46/64 dev eth0
    post-up /sbin/ip -6 route add default via 2001:470:e953:cafe::42

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