Syntax Incorrect in "How to install a PBX system in 2024 with VitalPBX 4.0"

Hi, I’ve just been following this guide and in section 1, section 6, it instructs me to…

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Change this block of text.

#The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dchp

To this.

#The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.200
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1
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I think this might be an old syntax for doing this. As I couldn’t get it to work until I changed it to

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The primary network interface

allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.200/24
gateway 192.168.1.1
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I know it changed to permit CIDR notation a while back but I’m unclear if this in mandated now.

If I’m wrong, so be it!

Thanks for the reply. However, the aim of section 6 of the guide is to change from a dhcp address to a static IP. It then instructs you on how to do this i.e.

allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.200
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1
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But it doesn’t work. Unless you use this syntax.

allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.200/24
gateway 192.168.1.1

Which is fine but the except the documentation appears to be wrong.

Tom