Re: change IP and default route.
Jonathan Colaco wrote:
Thank you very much for that - and everyone else that replied. I had not
seen your post before I see others mentioning /etc/network/interfaces,
so edit that. so was not sure what to put for the broadcase, although
since the original ended in .255, I went for that too.
On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 18:53:15 +0000, Dr. David Kirkby
I installed a system on a company network with a fixed IP
(188.8.131.52), 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
The following commands do what I want
# ifconfig eth0 192.168.123.1 netname 255.255.255.0 # set my IP to
# route add default gw 192.168.123.254
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.
edit the file: /etc/network/interfaces
iface eth0 inet static
and than: /etc/init.d/network restart
Jonathan Colaço - Jc
Reading the man pages I found the gateway was optional, which rather
surprised me. Perhaps the broadcast will get a response from the gateway
- I am not sure I must admit.
Anyway, the result it is now works fine, so thanks everyone for their
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