Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Change network information

Posted on 2004-03-30
9
251 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I've installed Red Hat AS 2.1 with the kde gui.  I want to change the host name and ip address.
Where do I go to do that?   Preferably both using gui and using editing of files but either way is ok.
0
Comment
Question by:xoxomos
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
9 Comments
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:Alf666
Alf666 earned 50 total points
ID: 10718836
I don't know the gui style in RedHat, but you should find the right infos in :

/etc/hosts
/etc/sysconfig/network
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:owensleftfoot
ID: 10718939
Use the graphical command redhat-config-network - type it from a terminal window.
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:owensleftfoot
ID: 10718945
Use the graphical command redhat-config-network - type it from a terminal window or the run dialog.
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 

Author Comment

by:xoxomos
ID: 10719085
running
find / -name redhat-config-network -print
comes up with nothing and when i enter redhat-config-network in a konsole window it returns 'command not found'
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
owensleftfoot earned 150 total points
ID: 10719450
Install the redhat-config-network rpm from your distro cdroms. If for some reason you cant find it you can download it here -http://altruistic.lbl.gov/mirrors/caos/centos-2/updates/i386/redhat-config-network-1.0.4-0.AS21.1.i386.rpm
0
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:paullamhkg
paullamhkg earned 100 total points
ID: 10720246
owensleftfoot right, you have to install the redhat-config-network in your kde before your can change the network setting.

BTW, Alf666's comment also good to know, it's a console mode (or you can said command mode) method which directly modify the files to make your changes.
use your editor to edit the /etc/sysconfig/ to give the hosts and ip info.

eg /etc/sysconfig/network

[root@linux sysconfig]# more network
NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME=host.yourdomain.com                <-- here for host name
GATEWAY=192.168.0.254                            <-- for the gateway

also edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

[root@linux network-scripts]# more ifcfg-eth0
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=static
BROADCAST=192.168.0.255                          <-- the ip of your linux box
IPADDR=192.168.0.1
NETMASK=255.255.0.0
NETWORK=192.168.0.0
ONBOOT=yes

"ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.1  netmask 255.255.255.0" will also change the ip address of your linux box.

so incase the redhat-config-network can't work you still have other way to make it work :)

0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:karlwilbur
karlwilbur earned 50 total points
ID: 10727516
paullamhkg,
Should be:

[root@linux network-scripts]# more ifcfg-eth0
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=static
BROADCAST=192.168.0.255                          
IPADDR=192.168.0.1                                     <-- the ip of your linux box
NETMASK=255.255.0.0
NETWORK=192.168.0.0
ONBOOT=yes
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:paullamhkg
ID: 10728877
yes karlwibur you are right, I point to the wrong line :)
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:karlwilbur
ID: 10729474
Just trying to help :-)
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack

Come see why top tech companies like Mailchimp and Media Temple use Linux Academy to build their employee training programs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Network Interface Card (NIC) bonding, also known as link aggregation, NIC teaming and trunking, is an important concept to understand and implement in any environment where high availability is of concern. Using this feature, a server administrator …
Little introduction about CP: CP is a command on linux that use to copy files and folder from one location to another location. Example usage of CP as follow: cp /myfoder /pathto/destination/folder/ cp abc.tar.gz /pathto/destination/folder/ab…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question