How to set up a static IP ubuntu server: webmin

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Webmin is an administration interface for Linux. It allows an administrator to connect to remote servers or workstations and perform maintenance or administrative duties such as assigning IP addresses. An IP address can be either static or dynamic. A static IP address is assigned by an administrator while a dynamic one is assigned by a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server. A static IP will be used permanently while a dynamic IP has a life period after which the computer will ask the DHCP server to reassign an address.

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Things you need

  • IP address of the Ubuntu server
  • Webmin port

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    Open your browser. Type "XX.XX.XX.XX:YYYYY" where XX.XX.XX.XX is the IP address of the machine you want to access and YYYYY is the port where the Webmin server listens on the remote machine. By default, the YYYYY is 10000.

  2. 2

    Enter your login and password to access Webmin. Press "Enter."

  3. 3

    Click on "Networking" in the left pane of Webmin. Click on "Network Configuration" to list the network interface present on the computer.

  4. 4

    Click on the name of the network interface you want to edit.

  5. 5

    Enter the static IP address in the "IP Address" field.

  6. 6

    Press "Save." Wait a few seconds for the network interface to restart with the new IP address.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure to check the netmask and broadcast address you are assigning to the new network.
  • If you are connected to the Webmin interface using the IP address you are changing, you will have to reconnect to Webmin using the new address.

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