Ubuntu Static IP

Ubuntu Static IP

During the installation, Ubuntu installer has configured this server to get it’s ip address via DHCP. This post will show you how to configure static ip address on Ubunt linux server. This steps may working on other versions of Ubuntu.

Edit /etc/network/interfaces as per below command :

user@ubuntu:~# sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces

Original network interface configuration on Ubuntu server is as below :

This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

The loopback network interface

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback 

The primary network interface

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

As an example, configure static ip address as below :

This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
and how to activate them For more information, see interfaces(5).

The loopback network interface

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

The primary network interface

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
        address 192.168.0.50
        netmask 255.255.255.0
        network 192.168.0.0
        broadcast 192.168.0.255
        gateway 192.168.0.1
        dns-nameservers 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4

How to restart the network interface :

user@ubuntu:~# sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart