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Ubuntu Server Cookbook by Uday R. Sawant

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Connecting to a network with a static IP

When you install Ubuntu server, its network setting defaults to dynamic IP addressing, that is, the network management daemon in Ubuntu searches for a DHCP server on the connected network and configures the network with the IP address assigned by DHCP. Even when you start an instance in the cloud, the network is configured with dynamic addressing using the DHCP server setup by the cloud service provider. In this chapter, you will learn how to configure the network interface with static IP assignment.

Getting ready

You will need an Ubuntu server with access to the root account or an account with sudo privileges. If network configuration is a new thing for you, then it is recommended to try this on a local ...

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