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Re: change IP and default route.

On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 18:53:15 +0000, Dr. David Kirkby
<drkirkby@medphys.ucl.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
>     I installed a system on a company network with a fixed IP
> (, but recently bought a small router. The PC will now
> have to use the router as the default route, and I will make the IP
> private.
> The following commands do what I want
> # ifconfig eth0 netname # set my IP to
> # route add default gw
> But how do I set this to happen automatically?  I changed the IP in
> /etc/hosts, and had an attempt at changing /etc/gateways, but clearly
> not successfully, as the routing does work after a reboot - I need to
> type these commands again.

Try this:

edit the file: /etc/network/interfaces

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

and than: /etc/init.d/network restart

Jonathan Colaço - Jc

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