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How to setup a static ipaddress via the command line in linux

From time to time I need to do some manual network configuration via the command line in Linux.  At one time I would gasp at the thought, with the help of Google I have become very comfortable with command line activity. Here is a great article from  They go into a lot more detail.  I have put the info below that I used: Howto: Ubuntu Linux convert DHCP network configuration to static IP configuration Open network configuration file $ sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces OR $ sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces Find and remove dhcp entry: iface eth0 inet dhcp Append new network settings: iface eth0 inet static address netmask network broadcast gateway Save and close the file. Restart the network: $ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart