If you are manually setting a static IP address in Debian, you have to edit /etc/network/interfaces. For example, if you want to change your eth0 interface to use a static IP address instead of dynamic IP address , change the following settings accordingly.
#iface eth0 inet dhcp #Comment this line out with the pound(#) key. It was your dhcp setting(dynamic IP address). # Add the following lines below in /etc/network/interfaces. # Add the 'auto' line below. Otherwise, at reboot eth0 interface will not be up. You have to manually run ifup eth0. auto eth0 # Set eth0 interface to use static IP address iface eth0 inet static # Enter your static IP address for eth0 interface. address 192.168.0.111 netmask 255.255.255.0 # Enter the IP address of your gateway(router). gateway 192.168.0.1
/etc/init.d/networking restart ifdown eth0 ifup eth0
/etc/resolv.conf - your name servers go in there
/etc/hostname - hostname for your box
#!/usr/bin/sh ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up #computer route add -net 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 eth0 #network route add default gw 192.168.1.1 eth0 #router/gateway