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Old 11-15-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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changing hostname and ip address

Hi all,

I am trying to change hostname and IP address of an AIX 5.3 machine.

But i am confused as how to change it ?
do i need to use "smitty mktcpip" or "smitty tcpip" ?

what is the difference between them ?
Old 11-17-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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smitty tcpip
minimum configuration and startup
select adapter (en0, en1, en2, etc...) from menu
enter the information in the next screen and select the last option as yes (START TCP/IP daemons Now)

To Delete existing configuration data, please use Further Configuration menus

Type or select values in entry fields.
Press Enter AFTER making all desired changes.

[Entry Fields]
* HOSTNAME [frank]
* Internet ADDRESS (dotted decimal) []
Network MASK (dotted decimal) []
* Network INTERFACE en0
Internet ADDRESS (dotted decimal) []
DOMAIN Name []
Default Gateway
Address (dotted decimal or symbolic name) []
Cost [0]
Do Active Dead Gateway Detection? yes
Your CABLE Type N/A
START TCP/IP daemons Now yes

EDIT: smitty mktcpip is just a shortcut to go directly to the menu that lets you select which interface (en0, en1, etc...) you want to configure. It's basically just jumping you a few levels deeper into smitty.

Last edited by xj-linux; 11-17-2012 at 05:01 PM.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:20 PM   #3
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Hi xj-linux,

Thank you very much for clear explanation!


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