Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


29 posts

Geek


Topic # 57868 27-Feb-2010 11:29
Send private message

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?

Create new topic
2043 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 336

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 302676 27-Feb-2010 12:13
Send private message

/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




Ross

 

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+

 


Speed Test




29 posts

Geek


  Reply # 302680 27-Feb-2010 12:19
Send private message

URK so no GUI input in Linux yet for this feature.



29 posts

Geek


  Reply # 302684 27-Feb-2010 12:34
Send private message

OK so I'll stay with windows until there is. thanks.

2043 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 336

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 302686 27-Feb-2010 12:37
Send private message

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.




Ross

 

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+

 


Speed Test


70 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 302689 27-Feb-2010 12:52
Send private message

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.

124 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  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 !

IG



29 posts

Geek


  Reply # 303049 28-Feb-2010 17:49
Send private message

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 ^^ ?

124 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 303070 28-Feb-2010 18:41

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

IG

124 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  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


IG


49 posts

Geek


  Reply # 306303 11-Mar-2010 16:00
Send private message

Try wicd instead of NetworkManager (which doesn't work for me)



29 posts

Geek


Reply # 306343 11-Mar-2010 17:48
Send private message

Thanks, I now have successfully installed MINT and online.

Still a lot to learn.

216 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Trusted

  Reply # 306553 12-Mar-2010 11:47
Send private message

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.




Mobile devices and more

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.