I installed wicd so I could add static IP's to my network configuration on a couple desktops. Yes, I'm totally illiterate with the command line!
How come when I check router log under devices (using Tomato firmware) it still shows an IP for Debian AND my static IP address for said computer?
I know this isn't specific to Debian as every Linux distro I've used does this.
I have 7 other computers here that are all Windows 7 that don't do anything like that and Windows never has!
What I'm asking is how come there's always that "extra" IP address in there for a Linux distro and is it possible to get rid of it? Does that originate from the headers in the host file, or some place else, as I know you have to leave that part in the host file, when editing it?
When running the check my dns test from here, https://www.dns-oarc...ices/dnsentropy I get nothing but Google dns servers showing up! I have NOTHING Google related under any part of my network config!
When running the spoofabilty test here, https://www.grc.com/dns/dns.htm at least 2 out of 3 dns servers I have implemented show up, then there's a bunch of Google one's also.
Hmm? Just noticed the results are different between Opera and Iceweasel on my 2 primary dns servers on Gibsons site!
Best Answer cork1958 , 28 October 2013 - 14:33
"disconnecting network using wicd, then connecting back up in wicd, and then rebooting router."
So why would you reboot the router? And why are you disconnecting and reconnecting?
You mentioned "I installed wicd so I could add static IP's to my network configuration on a couple desktops"
So when your box boot it grabs a dhcp address I hae to assume - then you use some gui to setup a static on the box.
Why don't you just edit your /etc/network/interfaces file?
Let us see that file
example - here is mine
budman@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet static
You notice mine is static.. And where exactly is that on your router - dhcp leases? Arp Table? Connected devices? Where?
There is my problem! I didn't know how to edit the interfaces using command line, and in fact didn't think it would/should be necessary, after entering stuff in the default network connections under Applications/Settings/Network Connections and then in wicd also, whether as the only setting or combined with other setting. If that makes any sense!!
What's the sense of even having those 2 tools, if they basically do nothing?
Definitely all fixed now!!
Learn something new everyday, which is ALWAYS cool.
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