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

From: Bill Armand (barmand@flash.net)
Date: Wed Jun 02 1999 - 14:53:46 CDT

Everyone must know that you change the IP Address differently depending on
whether you're running on "files", "NIS" or "NIS+".

And anyone that has ever run NIS or NIS+ would not like the results of

Changing it for "files" is as easy as said earlier. The other two are not.
Not if you need to retain other data.


----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen Harris <sweh@mpn.com>
To: <sun-managers@sunmanagers.ececs.uc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: SUMMARY: Correction to Correct way to change IP address

: [
: I wouldn't normally post this to the list - most of my answers go direct
: to the user. But in this case, the user is suggesting a change to the
: that I totally disagree with.
: ]
: Rachel Polanskis wrote:
: > 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.
: Nope. This information is 100% correct _IF_ you know what you are
: doing.
: > It's called "/usr/sbin/sys-unconfig".
: This does a hell of a lot more than just that. Why would I want to mess
: around with domain name, hostname(!), timezone(!!) and root password
: just to change an IP address?
: > Read the man page before using it and make sure you understand
everything it
: Precisely.
: > What I say three times is True!
: What you say three times is overkill and not the only correct answer to
: the question. sys-unconfig is *one* answer, not the only answer.
: I have successfully moved a handful of machines by editing files in /etc
: with no consequences whatsoever. It's not something I do often, but
: occaisionally, and I have *never* used sys-unconfig.
: rgds
: Stephen

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