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Network connection configuration Ubuntu 10.04

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I guess this should come under the title "why can't they leave well enough alone?" Today I had occasion to configure a couple of machines with static IP addresses for some testing. My 8.04 machine - no problem. Invoke network-admin, unlock (with sudo credentials), set the desired IP, netmask and gateway. It is good to go. On the 10.04 box I did the following: Right clicked on the network icon in the notification area (nm-connection-editor) - I see Auto eth0 (last used, never). So what have I been using for connectivity since I installed 10.04??? (HowTos)