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Old 10-25-2004, 02:06 PM   #1
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Question How can I edit IP settings?


Hi,

I'll be asking a lot of newbie questions. If I bug you with these questions, I apologize in advance.

If I wanted to change the IP settings of my RH9 machine using nothing but the command prompt, what files do I need to edit? Also do I need to restart anything i.e. the machine or some services?
 
Old 10-25-2004, 02:27 PM   #2
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What exactly do you mean when you say IP settings?

Trivial things like the machines IP address, or MTU sizes
and the likes? :)


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Old 10-25-2004, 02:45 PM   #3
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IP settings

Hi,

Say, I want to change the IP address of my machine and point to a new set of DNS servers. My little research shows me that I can use NETCONFIG command which I did. Now, is that the way to do it? Are there better ways to do it? And last but not last, once I make my changes and click OK, do I need to restart anything i.e. any services, etc.
 
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Lets put it that way: it's the way redhat does it, and
if you don't want to risk breaking things for later use
sticking with the readhat way of doing things is probably
a good idea. If you want to do it all manually, you can
have a look in /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices and
/etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/resolv.conf


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Old 10-26-2004, 08:22 AM   #5
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Do I need to restart anything?

Hi,

Once I use NETCONFIG to make changes in my IP settings, do I need to restart any service or anything? Or are the changes effective immediatelly after I hit OK?
 
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Sorry, I can't answer that question. But if you
run ifconfig or do a cat /etc/resolv.conf you
should see whether the settings did change
or not.



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