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Monday, May 14, 2012

IP address dissapears every so often!

So I am using backtrack 5 as a virtualbox guest OS. I am trying to attack two servers I have as other guest distros. They are both windows server 2008. One is "hardened", it has all its updates, unnecessary services have been shut off etc etc. The other is a freshly installed copy with no customization other than a password.

On backtrack 5 my eth0 adapter (All guest OS's are on an internal network) does not show an IPv4 address unless I assign it with


ifconfig eth0

but after a little while, usually 5 - 10 minutes, it goes away. If I type



It shows an IPv6 address, but no IPv4.

How do I set this address as static?