How to configure eth0 manually?

  • How to manually configure eth0 in Ubuntu? I don't have any DHCP server. Do I need IP address when I am just going to capture packets?

    Will you be doing it with programming?

  • I am not sure what you exactly mean by your question. The real manual method has been described above, but since you write you don't have DHCP, I think you rather would like to know what to do to give your box a static IP address and assign this IP address at boot time automatically. Well, here is how:

    There should be a file /etc/network/interfaces. This file is read by the Ubuntu boot scripts which in turn configure the network according to that file. If you would like to know what should / could go into that file, then please type "man interfaces".

    For example, my /etc/network/interfaces looks like this (comments are cut out):

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static

    The first two lines are standard and may already look similar on your box. You may be interested especially in the rest of the file: These lines define a static network configuration to eth0 (without DHCP), and this static configuration gets active automatically on every boot.

  • You may want to try this as well:

    1. sudo -H gedit /etc/network/interfaces

    2. Edit the eth0

      auto eth0
      iface eth0 inet dhcp
    3. Save and Exit

    4. Run sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart.

  • You don't need IP address for capturing packets in promiscuous mode (when you want to capture all traffic, not just traffic destined to your computer). You can put that interface up using command

    ifconfig eth0 up

    This do not assign IPv4 address to interface (IPv6 local-link address is automatically assigned, if you have IPv6 enabled).

    with the new `ip` use `ip link set eth0 up` instead

  • ifconfig
    ifconfig etho
    ifconfig ehto netmask
    route -n


    ip route show
    name for DNS
    nameserver 127.0.11

    the abover answer just configuration for ip address

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