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Old 12-20-2006, 12:14 PM   #1
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Change of network id

Just a simple question for most of you, guys.
I have just finished setting up a new Redhat Linux machine to act as mail server with a temporary IP address and name (the symbolic name just before the dot domain) in order to let the original old server run freely while I was preparing the new machine.
Now that everything seems to work fine, I want to shutdown the old machine and let the new one take its place: name and IP.
Where are ALL the places where the name and IP number are stored and must be changed? Which daemons are to be restarted? Please notice that I cannot find anything like ifconfig or similar programs; I ned to do everything manually.

Important running programs are
tcpd (xinetd)
openssl (I will have to redo the certificate changing the name, I believe)
etc etc

Thank you very much
Old 12-20-2006, 06:46 PM   #2
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Are you changing to root with ' su ' or ' su - '. If ' su ' then it will not find ifconfig because it is not in the path. When you just su it changes to root but still ueses the users enviroment variables. Using su - is root and root's enviroment variables and /sbin is in the path of root. /sbin is not part of a users path.

Now mostly you should only need to down the nic and I assume it is eth0. Do the following as root
/sbin/ifdown eth0
/sbin/ifconfig and set the IP it will be now.
make sure the old server is down before bringing up the new server if using the same IP as the old server.
/sbin/ifup eth0

Now not sure if sendmail, pop3d, imapd will need editing.
For httpd if apache should not, sshd will not need changed.
I doubt any really need restarted but to restart sshd it would use a command like this as root. ' /sbin/service sshd restart ' Similiar for the rest.

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Use the following guides to check and set your hostname properly.
Old 12-23-2006, 09:41 AM   #4
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Thank you for the suggestions but I think I have finally found the reply to my answer and would like to check with you.
As I expected there are two important files to edit/change in RedHat:

After the editing, some proper restart or reboot is obviously due.
Changing them appears to make the changes permanent even for future reboots. I just wonder if there are other hidden places somewhere else used by secondary programs.
Old 12-23-2006, 08:41 PM   #5
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Only all the other places listed in the link I posted for you....

No reboot should be necessary this is Linux not Windows..

at the most if you want to restart something do /etc/init.d/networking restart.



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