Configure static ip address on legacy vp

I've tried to enable auto configure network but without success.
> Network Helper did not run: unsupported distribution or distribution version

looking to the docs I've found this sample configuration in

auto lo

iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0

allow-hotplug eth0 doesn't work

iface eth0 inet6 auto

iface eth0 inet static



up ip addr add dev eth0 label eth0:1 #<= this is ok? I couldn't figure out this IP on the sample

down ip addr del dev eth0 label eth0:1

up ip addr add dev eth0 label eth0:2 #<= if I am right this is my Private IP

down ip addr del dev eth0 label eth0:2

So, my question is … will this work???

Thanks in advance.

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The lines in the example config are intended for bringing up a second public IP if you were assigned one. If you don't have a second public IP, you don't need them.

The 192.168.x.x/eth0:2 lines would be for your private IP, yes.

its your company ip?


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