NetworkManager 0.7 and static IP - how ?!?

Frank Cox theatre at
Mon Mar 10 22:29:26 UTC 2008

On Mon, 10 Mar 2008 18:21:10 -0400
Rick Bilonick <rab at> wrote:

>  How do I get the
> static IP address using Network Manager/nm-applet given the dhcp daemon
> is not running?

You tell you dhcp server to give a static address to your mac address upon
request.  That's set up on your dhcp server, NOT on your laptop.

> (I have no dhcpd.config because the daemon has not been
> started. AFAIK, there is no reason for my laptop to be providing dhcp
> connections.)

Right.  This stuff is set up on the machine (router, whatever) that provides
your dhcp service, NOT on the client.  The client requests an address, the dhcp
server provides one.  Instruct the dhcp server to always provide the same
address to your mac address and ta-da! 

MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~

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