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Correct useage of ifconfig

Posted on 2004-04-06
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I need to change some details within the network confuguration. I know that I can use ifconfig but the changes are not being made to the system. Can someone please give me the correct format for ifconfig and if I have to restart any services after updating the file
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man ifconfig gives you the correct usage
       ifconfig [interface]
       ifconfig interface [aftype] options | address ...

If you need to make the changes permanent, you need to make changes in appropriate files ...e.g. DNS changes go in etc.resolv etc ....

better to use a system utility such as /sbin/netconfig to make the changes
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Cannot see the response please re-send
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try refreshing the page .. there is "reload this question" link in the left pane
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Thanks for that. It worked. I had read the man page but had obviously been a little dyslexic in the application and missed a part of the instruction out.
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