I've hear mixed things about how to handle setting IP parameters in Ubuntu. There's several sources that say if a GUI is installed like KDE or Gnome, that you should only use the network manager to set or change IP settings. This is added to the already complicated problem of changing the IP address during a remote session. There are times where RDP or VNC is just not an option. What should be consider?
NetworkManager, the default network manager for Ubuntu, does not play well with headless/ssh setups. It has a command-line interface called
One solution would be to disable NetworkManager and directly control the network settings through the
Every time you modify the
Your ssh connection will very likely drop and you will have to reconnect.