Static IP Address Fedora 16

This is another quick post on Fedora 16. Setting up static IP address is little different from Debian based distros and also there is a slight change from the previous Fedora distros.

first check the network devices installed in the machine

$ ifconfig

for me, there is a device installed p1p1 (except lo). Now, create a network script file.

$ vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-p1p1

and fill it up with your hardware and connection detail.

DEVICE=p1p1
BOOTPROTO=static
IPADDR=10.10.10.100
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
GATEWAY=10.10.10.2
HWADDR=94:0C:6D:86:95:F7
DNS1=8.8.4.4
DNS2=203.112.72.5
ONBOOT=yes
NM_CONTROLLED=no

I think most of the attributes are understandable. however, NM_CONTROLLED means Network Manager Controlled.

now, restart the network

$ sudo /etc/init.d/network restart

$ ping yahoo.com

….tada!!!