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Old 08-22-2002
Question Changing Machine IP address

Hopefully someone can help with this. I need the command to change the IP address on a machine

Last edited by kkinnon; 08-22-2002 at 08:39 AM..
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Old 08-22-2002
please post the os details

if it is linux/unix, and eth0 is your ethernet adapter

ifconfig eth0 <ip-address>
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Old 08-22-2002

also check out the following commands


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Old 08-22-2002
are you keeping to same hostname?
If yes then you just need to change 2 things:
/etc/hosts (make sure you remove your old ip and put in your new one.)
and you need to use "ifconfig" please refer to the man page for the syntax.

If you are also changeing your hostname then in addition to the above you also need to edit /etc/hostname.(interface) and put in your new hostname.
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Old 08-23-2002
you can also change the ip addresses of different ethernet adapters by modifying the following files


for eth0. replace the eth0 by whatever interface name you wanna modify
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Old 08-23-2002

Hi kkinnon,

What OS are you running? Depending on which Unix you run there are a couple of different ways to change your IP.
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Old 08-26-2002

u can use the 'set_parms initial' for HP unix
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