I'm using the BT4 VMware image, and the DHCP lease time is around 30 minutes. I can't change this setting via VMware while its in bridged mode. I followed the instructions in "How To Start Networking in Backtrack" to no avail.

Here is the contents of /etc/network/interfaces

Code:
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.0.100
netmask 255.255.255.0
network 192.168.0.0
broadcast 192.168.0.255
gateway 192.168.0.1
and the contents of resolv.conf

Code:
domain localdomain
search localdomain
nameserver 209.18.47.61
nameserver 209.18.47.62
Also (just noticed) that it seems to have reverted my nameservers to the default? I had them changed to OpenDNS.

Thanks for any help. This is totally ruining my port forwarding with reverse-connecting metasploit payloads.