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Operating Systems Solaris changing IP thru editing files
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Old 02-26-2008
changing IP thru editing files

I attempted to change the IP of my Solaris 9 box by changing these files:


And when I rebooted my system, the changes did not come up through the reboots. I have searched high and low and this is how you change the IP address permanently. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

I never made changes to these files:

Would like comments on why my system is not showing up with the new IP address?

# 2  
Old 02-26-2008
put the hostname in the the hostname.interface file:
EG: /etc/hostname.bge0 or /etc/hostname.dmfe0

set the IP for the hostname in /etc/inet/hosts
so hosts file should look a bit like this mybox

/etc/inet/hosts may be linked to /etc/host but then again it may not....
# 3  
Old 02-27-2008
you have to give IP in /etc/inet/hosts. but as soon as you give the IP you have to press tab then hostname in this file (don't use space bar) .
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