[rescue] Follow-Up : Changing IP address in Solaris 10

Jeffrey Nonken jjn_rescue at nonken.net
Mon Jun 27 11:24:02 CDT 2005

On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 10:55:46 -0500, Mike Parson wrote:
> *grumble*
> A few years back, I had a phone interview with the technical
> screener at a company.  One of the questions was "How do you change
> the IP on a Solaris box?"
> I answered with, "Edit /etc/inet/hosts, /etc/defaultrouter,
> /etc/hostname.hme0, and /etc/inet/netmasks, reboot."
> This was the wrong answer.  They had ONE right answer for all UNIX
> related questions, and the only right answer to that question was
> 'sys-unconfig.'  We all know, there's only ever ONE way to do
> anything, right?
> There were a couple of other similar question/answer sets similar
> to that, using KILL -HUP to reload config files vs using some flag
> to an rc type script, etc.  In any case, I didn't get that gig.

Maybe just as well. You probably would have been required to have had
half your brain removed to qualify.

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