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Topic # 57868 27-Feb-2010 11:29
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I'm on Telstraclear's cable service and need to be able to input the required static IP address.

Tried several versions of Linux and can't find where to input these details.

IP

Subnet
Gateway
Prefered DNS
ALT DNS

this is easy in windows but seemingly impossible in Linux

Where do I need to look to input these detials?

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  Reply # 302676 27-Feb-2010 12:13
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/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0, just google this, DNS can go in this file.

ubuntu/debian versions is /etc/network/interfaces, just google /etc/network/interfaces. DNS goes in /etc/resolv.conf.

Example /etc/network/interfaces

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.67
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.254

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback




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  Reply # 302680 27-Feb-2010 12:19
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URK so no GUI input in Linux yet for this feature.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 302684 27-Feb-2010 12:34
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OK so I'll stay with windows until there is. thanks.

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  Reply # 302686 27-Feb-2010 12:37
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All versions of Linux have a network admin gui, doesn't mean that it is installed though given editing the files, or using ifconfig, is so easy.




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  Reply # 302689 27-Feb-2010 12:52
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You could try http://www.webmin.com/ , it's a usefull tool for people still coming to grips with using linux and  there is a bunch of useful addon tools.

If you are just looking for a router/firewall install (gateway machine) there is

http://www.smoothwall.org/ for the simple and http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/ipcop/wiki for more complex requirements.

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  Reply # 303031 28-Feb-2010 17:29

While you could learn the command line options, it could be as easy as this :


Of course it will depend which Linux distro you use and which desktop environment as to the precise usage but to get to this it's

right-click on NM applet
choose Manage Networks
select the "wired" tab
and...er that's it !

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  Reply # 303049 28-Feb-2010 17:49
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soleil24: While you could learn the command line options, it could be as easy as this :


Of course it will depend which Linux distro you use and which desktop environment as to the precise usage but to get to this it's

right-click on NM applet
choose Manage Networks
select the "wired" tab
and...er that's it !

IG


Which distro is that one ^^ ?

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  Reply # 303070 28-Feb-2010 18:41

openSuse 11.2 /KDE4.3 - and that's pretty much the "out of the box" install ;)

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  Reply # 303076 28-Feb-2010 18:59

@kiwikidd77

the choice of which Linux distro you use may be determined by what you want to do with it, what hardware you want it to run on...and then down to usability and personal preference

as a proven, stable desktop I prefer Suse, but there are plenty of choices out there

so if you want to address those questions I'm more than happy to suggest appropriate options

spyware is right in that editing config files is easy - if you know how - but most modern distros have an easy graphical tool for almost all setup functions


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  Reply # 306303 11-Mar-2010 16:00
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Try wicd instead of NetworkManager (which doesn't work for me)



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Reply # 306343 11-Mar-2010 17:48
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Thanks, I now have successfully installed MINT and online.

Still a lot to learn.

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  Reply # 306553 12-Mar-2010 11:47
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Ubuntu allows you to configure via gui, right-click on the network icon, then select "edit connections"

however every linux distro I've used lately with a full gui has network config via a gui tool.




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