setting up a static IP address
I asked my organization to assign me a static IP address within their
network, and they obliged. The problem is that every time I boot now, I
still get the old address in DHCP space that I had before. To make the
change, I provided network operations with my MAC address, which I got from
the output of ifconfig -a:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr aa:00:04:00:0a:04
All I did at my end to set this up was to change /etc/network/interfaces to
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet static
which shows the new IP and gateway given to me by network operations.
Exactly such a file works fine on a second machine I have with a static IP.
It also conforms to the instructions here:
I didn't list broadcast since the older machine's interfaces file seems to
work fine without it. DNS stuff is handled by /etc/resolv.conf.
Connectivity is fine except that it's not at the assigned static IP (as
judged by ifconfig -a).
Network operations believes they did their end correctly. Is there anything
else I should be doing at my end?