Hi, I am running Debian Sarge. I have made changes to /etc/network/interfaces file so that it should pick the static IP address I am assigning. So my file looks like: # /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8) # The loopback interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian installation auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.XX.ABC netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.XX.Z But whenever I reboot my system, it doesn't take this IP address, and shows something like 10.0.X.X. I have to again run "ifdown eth0" and "ifup eth0" to get the required IP assigned. What should I do so that it keeps the desired IP even after reboot. This may not be the right file where I need to set the static IP address. I need some help as I am pretty new to Debian. Thanks Guys!