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Old 09-10-2002
Changed the hostname/IP and broke it (AIX)

A buddy of mine bought an older RS/6000 CAD workstation runing AIX to learn on, and had me put it on his LAN at home. I used smit to change the hostname/IP. After a reboot I try to login, and get a message saying that DTMessage cannot start, and gives a changed hostname as one of the possible problems. I cannot login to CDE except in failsafe mode. I know I should have made a copy of the hosts file, but... Any advice on how to determine what the hostname was? Obviously DTMessage knows what it was, or that it has changed.

Also, where are the startup scripts on AIX? There are no rc?.d directories, but there are a handful of rc. shell scripts in /etc.
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Old 09-11-2002
May help:

CDE setup
Configure TCP/IP

Startup scripts are in /etc/rc/
# 3  
Old 09-18-2002

I sit at an RS/6000 10/12 hrs/day.
Be happy to give you the hostname/IP if you let me know where to look for it.

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Old 09-18-2002
Originally posted by RTM
May help:

CDE setup
Configure TCP/IP

Startup scripts are in /etc/rc/
small correction RTM.

on aix there is no /etc/rc/

/etc/rc is a file not a directory. heh

its /etc/rc.* are the startup scripts heh.

/etc/rc is read at startup tho.
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