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Is there an easy to set Linux (Ubuntu 10.4) to always use the same IP address from my router? I know in windows you can tell it to use a static IP address in the TCP/IP settings, what's the same for Linux?

I need it to always have an IP address of

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There's a big difference between setting a static address and a DHCP reservation. Which are you really after? – John Gardeniers Jan 4 '11 at 0:36
Probably a duplicate of… – TheLQ Jan 4 '11 at 1:11

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To set your machine up with a static IP address, edit /etc/network/interfaces

Add lines like:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

This assumes your router is on

If you really want a DHCP reservation, that needs to be done from your DHCP server (probably your router).

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