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How to change a static IP address on Netware 5.1

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I am very new to Netware and I would like to manually change the default gateway on the netware server.  I believe I can do that after hours on the console prompt with Inetcnfg; but, I am afraid if other applications will not work.


What should I do?  How can I change the Default gateway of a Netware server on Netware 5.1
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Commented:
On Netware 5.1 the network settings are either configured in Autoexec.ncf or in inetcfg. You can find out which method is used by looking at autoexec.ncf

The autoexec.ncf method uses load and bind statements:
LOAD TCPIP
LOAD N100.LAN SLOT=2 FRAME=ETHERNET_II
BIND IP N100 ADDR=IP.ADDR.OF.NIC MASK=255.0.0.0 GATE=IP.ADDR.OF.GATE

The inetcfg method is called in autoexec.ncf throug sys:etc\initsys.ncf; Usually the old LOAD and BIND statements will be commented out by #'s

With Inetcfg the change is simpe: go into Protocols - TCP/IP - Lan static routing table and change the Next Hop for the Default route. Save your changes and then from Inetcfg chooe Reinitialize system

When changing the BIND command directly in Autoexec.ncf you will have to restart your server.

You can transfer settings from Autoexec.ncf to INETCFG by starting INETCFG. but then you will also have to restart the server.
PkafkasNetwork Engineer

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I needed to go into teh system console and then type inet confic.  The select 'protocols' and then select the 'LAN settings' 'view list' option.  Then follow the on-screen prompts and hit enter to make the necessary changes.

The changes made in inetcfg are automatically saved to the startup.ncf and autoexec.ncf files.

Thank you,
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