How to configure DHCP to Static IP


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Question How to configure DHCP to Static IP

I am pretty new to this. My router was earlier configured to enable DHCP, thus my UNIX box is using the dhcp address, i.e. I have to do a ifconfig dhcp hme0 start. Since I am planning to use my NT as a web server, I needed to use the static IP address. How do I configure the unix box to use the static IP address? What files do I have to change? Please help. Thanks.
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What is the OS and version?

Normally, you would have to put the hostname and IP into your /etc/hosts file and possibly change /etc/nsswitch.conf (on Solaris) to look at files first.

OR, your DNS may take care of this since you wrote the NT box will have the static IP.
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if you are using a linksys router with dhcp, all you need to do is for the computer that you want to have a static ip, just set that computers ip to any value like this, 192.168.1.2 - 99
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if your router is a linux box, then you can change the file

/etc/init.d/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethx

where x is the interface number.
inside that file you can specify.

DHCP=no
ON BOOT = yes

IP_ADDR = "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" etc.

hope this helps.

- Sirius.
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the previous post is correct. You can also just use the ifconfig command, and specify the IP address. Make sure you also specify the address mask!

|Dan|

"linux is like a wigwam, no windows, no gates, and an apache inside!!"
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I want to use SMIT to set static IP address on an AIX system

Good days every body,
I discovered this trea and I thougt that i could post my question on It.
I have acquired and IBM AIX system 4 months ago.
The system is configure in DHCP by default
I want some body to tell me step by step how to use SMIT to configure the whole system to Staitc IP.
I am a newbie to this system AIX.
I find it difficul to use the command line to configure the system.
I need your help.
Regards.
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