RE: SUMMARY: Correction to Correct way to change IP address

From: Reichert, Alan (
Date: Wed Jun 02 1999 - 10:02:18 CDT

Don't get tunnel vision, here. Yes, /usr/sbin/sys-unconfig is a prescribed
method, but if the admin knows what they are doing, manual editing
is not a problem. In my case, with only one exception, all changes I make
are done manually by editing and using certain utilities since some of
my systems have to stay online as much as possible.

Nice thing about this operating system.... there are different ways to
correct the same
problem. Hell yes, you have to be careful with some of them, but it *can*

- Alan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rachel Polanskis []
> Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 1999 8:17 PM
> To:
> Subject: SUMMARY: Correction to Correct way to change IP address
> The next person to suggest they just edit the files in
> /etc/inet and wherever will get a prize kick in the bum for supplying
> misleading and potentially damaging information.
> There is a prescribed method for reconfiguring a Sun for using a new
> IP or hostname.
> It's called "/usr/sbin/sys-unconfig".
> Read the man page before using it and make sure you
> understand everything it
> does. You *must* be at the console to usethis command as it will
> halt the system.
> I note we keep seeing this common question (FAQ?!) about changing the
> IP/hostname and every time the wrong method is given.
> The correct method, once again is "/usr/sbin/sys-unconfig".
> /usr/sbin/sys-unconfig
> /usr/sbin/sys-unconfig
> /usr/sbin/sys-unconfig
> What I say three times is True!
> rachel
> Rachel Polanskis University of Western Sydney, Nepean
> Senior UNIX Admin PO Box 10, Kingswood NSW 2747
> Systems && Operations Information Technology
> Services, Kingswood
> Phone: +61 (0247) 360 291

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