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Re: setting up a static IP address

On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 11:49:24 +0000, Steve Kleene wrote:

> 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


If adminds are requesting you the MAC address you may be still need to 
setup a dynamic configuration for your adapter (DHCP). So I would first 
ask them what kind of setup it is needed on your computer for a proper 

> 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).

Are you running wheezy on a VM? It looks like some configuration file/
script/policy is taking the network setup and thus preventing the system 
to use your custom settings :-?



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