changing IP from SSH

Posted on 2005-03-02
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
What is the command to change the IP from a ssh session?
ifconfig something?


ps: this is on redhat 9
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Yes, it is ifconfig:

ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

you can get more info on ifconfig with man ifconfig or info ifconfig. You either have to be root to use ifconfig or use the full path, ie /sbin/ifconfig

Also be aware that if you change the IP of the interface you are connected to via SSH, you will loose the connection until you reconnect with the new IP.

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thanks. how do I change the netmask and gateway?
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ID: 13446108
To set the gateway:

route add default gw xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

to set the netmask:

ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

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ID: 13446111
And thanks.

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u da man

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