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assign static IP from CLI in Fedora 5

Posted on 2006-07-09
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I would like to assign static IP address to eth0 from command line interface in Fedora 5. I did look around. I found that:
ifconfig eth0 netmask up
Should do it. However, whenver i typed it returns:
-bash: ifconfig: command not found

Than i tryed:
./ ifconfig eth0 netmask up
-bash: ifconfig: command not found

I tryed other commands(i.e. ifstatus) with the same outcome. How do i assign static IP to eth0 from CLI in Fedora 5?
Thank YOu,
Question by:margotsk
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ID: 17071078
It sounds like your environment variable PATH is not including the location of ifconfig. Not a Fedora user myself, but it should be in /sbin

Try /sbin/ifconfig eth0 192.168..... etc
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Expert Comment

ID: 17071082
Also, Fedora (at least it used to) has locate installed by default, so try locate ifconfig

It'll be there, somewhere..
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ID: 17071943
You propably trying run this command as regular user. Try as root
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jar3817 earned 2000 total points
ID: 17071966
You can also edit the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file. You should make it look something like this:


Then just bring the interface down and up again: /sbin/ifdown eth0 && /sbin/ifup eth0
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ID: 17078362
I prefer to use the system-config tool... there is a system-config-network-tui for CLI.
as ravenpl said.. run as root:

$ su -
enter your root password
# system-config-network-tui

Author Comment

ID: 17079102
Thanks for response,
I followed jar3817 suggestion and it worked. I am sure other sollution may work, but jar3817 suggestion seemed more fit in our case. Thank You for your responses

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