Can I do this?

Erik Norgaard norgaard at
Fri Sep 16 00:35:20 PDT 2005

Lisa Casey wrote:

> What's the quickest & easiest way to change the IP address on the new 5.3
> box? Should I do it via /stand/sysinstall or should I change it in
> /etc/rc.conf and /etc/hosts (or do I need to do something with ifconfig -
> which I'm least comfortable with).

Update rc.conf - I doubt you have any changes to hosts? - then run 
/etc/rc.d/netif restart - this also assures you that network will be 
correctly configured on next boot.

Regarding your previous questions: Are you installing bind from ports? 
bind9 is in base on 5.x. It has slightly different config syntax.

Cheers, Erik
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