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Re: setting up a static IP address

On Mon 15 Aug 2011 at 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 this a dhcp reservation you could try:

   allow-hotplug eth0
   iface eth0 inet dhcp

and reboot.

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