HOWTO: Create A STATIC IP in Sabayon 3.5

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I still haven't gotten a static IP to work (at boot) on my machine yet...anyone's help would be appreciated. What step am I missing? - JeffSzusz

NOTE: Anytime it mentions eth0, you can substitute eth0 for your own network interface. It may be eth1, eth2, whatever. The following is all done with root access.

$ su -

First you have to stop your computer from using DHCP to get an IP automatically. To do this we remove Network Manager, remove KNetworkManager (GUI Front-end), and dhcdbd, then tell the computer not to try to use DHCP.

# rc-update del NetworkManager
# rc-update del dhcdbd
# emerge -C knetworkmanager
# sed -i 's/RC_PLUG_SERVICES=".*"/RC_PLUG_SERVICES=""/' /etc/rc.conf
#reboot

You're now free to set a static IP address. Do the following and follow the instructions on screen:

# net-setup

You'll be asked for your desired IP address and your Gateway (your router's IP address). You can leave the Nameserver space empty, and net-setup will generate a pair of DNS addresses for you.

When finished, edit /etc/conf.d/net

# nano /etc/conf.d/net

It should look something like this after having run net-setup:

File: /etc/conf.d/net
# Sabayon Linux static network configuration tool
config_eth0="192.168.0.101 broadcast 192.168.0.255 netmask 255.255.255.0"
routes_eth0="default via 192.168.0.1"

Add the remaining line:

File: /etc/conf.d/net
modules="ifconfig"

Check to see if eth0 (your network card) is still in your init script.

#rc-update show

If net.eth0 does not exist, do the following to fix it by adding a symbolic link.

# cd /etc/init.d
# ln -s net.lo net.eth0

Add net.eth0 to your runlevel

# rc-update add net.eth0 boot

Reboot!

# reboot

Cross your fingers and hope it works!

see /usr/share/doc/openrc/net.example for information on advanced /etc/conf.d/net configuration options