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Old 06-16-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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how do I change ip and gateway addresses in linux

How do I change IP and gateway addresses in Linux. I'm currently using Redhat

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Old 06-16-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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Which distro are you using?
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In redhat I think the script for that is in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. For eth0 edit the ifcfg-eth0 file. Is it on dynamic assignment at the moment?
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Run the following command in a terminal window:
Look at the line that has "Link encap:Ethernet". The alphanumeric right before that -- in my case "p5p1" -- is the suffix of the file you want to edit in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. In my case that's /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-p5p1. Open a text editor like "gedit" and open the aforementioned file. Edit the line that says "GATEWAY=" with an ip address at the end by changing it to whatever gateway ip you want to use for the gateway. You might also need to edit /etc/sysconfig/network the same way. Restart networking.
EDIT: I forgot to mention changing your ip is done with the same files. Don't forget you have to either restart networking or reboot for the changes to take effect.

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Old 06-16-2012, 11:30 PM   #5
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you can use the setup command in command line .

it will give you the option to change the ip address and DNS as well..
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In redhat you can also use "system-config-network"

It ubuntu you need to edit /etc/network/interfaces file and below lines

# vi /etc/network/interfaces
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address x.x.x.x
netmask x.x.x.x
network x.x.x.x
broadcast x.x.x.x
gateway x.x.x.x


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