Switched from Ubuntu 7.10 to FC8-RC3 today and wanted to setup a static IP of 192.168.1.210, since my router is already programmed to forward incoming SSH connections to this address.
Using system-config-network / System -> Administration -> Network GUI, I:
* selected Statically set IP address
Press ok, deactivate, activate
With the terminal window open, /sbin/ifconfig shows the desired new IP address for the first few seconds. Then, when the "Wired Network Connection" icon appears in the top right corner of the screen, I learn that my IP address is back on the DHCP-assigned 192.168.1.5.
This is from my /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file:
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-There are no other devices with the same IP on my network
-I have rebooted my router
-I have un-bound the mac ID in the settings and tried again with the same result
-/etc/init.d/network restart was run after every change, /sbin/ifconfig confirms the settings change, but then 10 seconds later it reverts back to the undesired address
-alternative static IP's have been tested with the same result, ie: 192.168.1.211, 209
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks,