basic question about assigning ip address

Jacques B. jjrboucher at
Sun Sep 30 03:02:49 UTC 2007

On 9/29/07, Peter Horst <phorst at> wrote:
> I have a Fedora machine I'm using as a home server, without a keyboard
> or monitor. I'd like to set it up such that upon rebooting it first
> checks to see if there is a DHCP server on the network, and if so, grabs
> an ip address from it.  But if there isn't one, it assigns itself a
> static address.  Is this doable?
> Thank you.

You could run a script at the end of the re-boot to check the IP.  If
no IP has been assigned then the script could assign a static one via
the ifconfig command.

Jacques B.

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