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Use Gnome to Manually Configure Your IP Address in Linux

Updated on September 24, 2009

Introduction

By default, Fedora 11 seeks out a DHCP server and requests an IP address from it. In some circumstances it becomes necessary to manually configure IP parameters. For example, to properly set up port-forwarding behind a firewall, a Linux host will need a static local IP address. In this tutorial we demonstrate how to manually configure basic IP parameters through the Gnome desktop. We then verify the results by using the ifconfig command from a bash shell.

The Gnome Desktop
The Gnome Desktop
eth0 is the first Ethernet connection. It may be virtual or physical. Click on the Edit Button.
eth0 is the first Ethernet connection. It may be virtual or physical. Click on the Edit Button.
The MAC Address can be spoofed here, but that's another topic for another day.
The MAC Address can be spoofed here, but that's another topic for another day.
Click the IPv4 tab, then the Add Button.
Click the IPv4 tab, then the Add Button.
Click Add to create a blank set of values.
Click Add to create a blank set of values.
Make changes to the IP settings
Make changes to the IP settings
Verify the changes. We use a bash shell and the ifconfig command.
Verify the changes. We use a bash shell and the ifconfig command.

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      FellowOfLinux 7 years ago

      Good explanation!