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Setting a static IP address in FreeBSD

If your FreeBSD install is currently set up to obtain an IP address automatically via DHCP, and you want to change it to use a static IP, this article is for you. If you want to set up any sort of server on the machine, it is advisable to set up a static IP address. The network interface address settings for FreeBSD are stored in the ‘/etc/rc.conf’ file and can manually be edited, however FreeBSD provides a nice GUI to…

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Setting a static IP address in CentOS

During a default install of CentOS it will try to either automatically obtain an IP address using DHCP, or it wont even set up the network interface automatically. While that may be fine for most desktop users, if you are wanting to set up a server, the chances are you will be wanting it to always have the same IP address. There are two options for ensuring you get/use the same IP address at every boot. You could set up…

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Setting a static IP address in Ubuntu

During a default install of Ubuntu it will try and automatically obtain an IP address using DHCP. While that may be fine for most users, if you are wanting to set up a server, the chances are you will be wanting it to always have the same IP address. There are two options for ensuring you get/use the same IP address at every boot. You could set up a IP address reservation on the DHCP server based on the hardware/mac…

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