RE: Configuring a static ip

Hey Dan,

	Thanks for the info. In my current setup, I've got multiple
'profiles' setup, so ifcfg-eth0 would be the standard one, which I've
set to use DHCP, which is what most places have. Then I've got an
ifcfg-staticNet file, which has the static ip config.

	 Previous to nm, I'd just go /sbin/ifup staticNet, and my card
would configure itself with that profile. In system-config-network, I've
actually got about 10 such profiles - 6 are wireless, which now can be
replaced by nm, but the others are wired, which nm doesn't seem to allow
configuration for.

	Of primary concern is the dns. Whenever I enable nm and my
static ip setup, it wipes out the resolv.conf file that I wrote for this
environment, and looks like it periodically attempts to contact a dhcp
server and reset everything. I've noticed that, even though I've
manually edited the file, it stays, then reverts after awhile when nm
polls for the dhcp again.

Is this the expected behavior of the client? Or is there some
configuration that I've messed up?



-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Williams [mailto:dcbw redhat com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 8:25 PM
To: Leung, Koby
Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
Subject: Re: Configuring a static ip

On Tue, 2006-01-31 at 17:11 -0800, Leung, Koby wrote:
> Hey all,
> 	Sorry if this has been answered. I was wondering where the
> scripts are to add networks manually. My laptop sometimes connects to 
> a newtork with no dhcp, so I have a config file that just sets the 
> ips. Does NetworkManager have the capability of allowing that?

If you're running on Gentoo, Fedora, or SUSE, then you can use the
normal system config tools to set up the static IP for an interface, and
NM will use that config for the interface.  Debian/Ubuntu has some
support, but I think it's broken right now, though I could be wrong.

So for Fedora, you'd run system-config-network and create the
configuration for your eth0, for example.  Or, you could just edit
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0.  Restart NetworkManager, and
it will use that config.


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