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Old 11-01-2003, 11:57 PM   #1
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quick easy question

How do i change the ip on my red hat 9 linux box? Thanks
Old 11-02-2003, 01:49 AM   #2
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As with most things in linux, there are several ways to change the ip address.
The command: redhat-config-network brings up a GUI tool. Under the Devices tab, you can Edit eth0 or whichever eth[?] you have.

You could type the command:
/sbin/ifconfig -a eth0 netmask
Note: change the numbers to suit yourself.

You could edit the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
Note: that's in Redhat 9. Maybe different for other distros.
Old 11-02-2003, 02:30 AM   #3
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Is this on your local network? If it's NOT the gateway and you're NOT using DHCP you can type ifconfig eth0 down. Then ifconfig eth0 up <IP address>. This will change it for you but a reboot will restore original settings.

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thanks. That is just what i wanted.



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