[Novalug] Ubuntu 8.04 inet access problem
macoafi at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 16:35:14 EDT 2009
On Tuesday 14 April 2009 3:56:41 pm Norman Bird wrote:
> alright here is what happened:
> My Ubuntu was working fine no problems. Then my comcast internet went down
> due to their system being down. When my vista computer came up again it
> switched the local ip on me via dchp, that kinda thing. and now my vista was
> using my ubuntu server's ip. this shut down my server of course. What I did
> was force vista to manually use its original ip thereby freeing up the
> server ip, but when i rebooted server it kept using the new ip instead of
> the old server ip. so i used ifconfig to assign the correct ip
> (18.104.22.168) to ubuntu server
You can avoid this mess in future by setting a DHCP reservation in your
router. Usually the hostname & MAC address are used to tell the router which
computer should get which IP.
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