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Old 05-27-2002
How to change hostname and ip in solaris

Dear all, I am going to change the IP address and hostname in my solaris, but I don't know how to do it.

If you have any idea or suggestion, please fell free to let me know.

Thanks and Regards
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Old 05-27-2002
The files that set hostname and IP address are always in /etc
(Solaris: /etc/inet/hosts)
Solaris has commands sys-unconfig, sysidconfig, and friends for when you really want to unconfigure/reconfigure a host
But back to the modest change-the-hostname task, Files to edit:

/etc/hostname.<interface-name> (hme0, le0, ...)
/etc/netmasks (maybe)
/etc/net/ticlts/hosts (optional)
/etc/net/ticots/hosts (optional)
/etc/net/ticotsord/hosts (optional)

Now when you reboot, the host should come up with its new name and/or IP address.
If the machine has any possibly-delicate services that it provides (e.g. sendmail on your main mail server), you might want to disable these (take the relevant symlinks out of /etc/rc2.d before rebooting. Give a try do post back the results.
# 3  
Old 06-04-2002
Re: How to change hostname and ip in solaris


To be on the safest side i have a few tips for you. Remember one thing that all the host settings are generally in the files /etc

so what you can do is, execute the following command

find . -exec grep `hostname` -print {} \; 2>/dev/null

The first column of the output is the list of all the files which need to be changed.

However i guess that the commands provided by the system are a more elegant way to do this all. Just a experiment, let me know that when you have executed the system commands do the files that you get from the list above get updated. Please let me know this.

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