View Full Version : [ubuntu] static ip drops in favour of dhcp

June 28th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Hey Guys
I've been experiencing a strange problem on my dapper drake server install recently.

I have my box set up with a static ip and i can connect to it fine but when i reboot my internet router (i have to do occasionally - crappy wireless) my box gets a dhcp address from the router.
I log into the new ip, restart the network service and its back to the static one.
This has only started recently since i came home from a lan where i had changed the network ip to automatic. I since of course changed it back but its the only recent change network related i can think of. Find below my /etc/network/interfaces

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
#changed above from static to dhcp for GLAN June 2008 (flood)

June 30th, 2008, 11:52 AM
Anyone any idea on this?
Its kinda strange and really annoying now.