"changing network settings" can mean many things, depending on your
setup, and how you use the words network and settings.
The one thing that was said, is that
/etc/init.d/network stop && /etc/init.d/network start
run as root should apply any settings that have been changed.
If you find that the settings you wanted to change haven't changed, you may
have to edit a number of files by hand, there have been a number of posts
explaining exactly what you will need to do in this case. The tools don't
always work the way you'd expect, but you should always get your settings
If you mean that you want to change your settings without restarting the
network, then I'm afraid there is no way you can do that.
> -----Original Message-----
> I do not wish to hurt anyone, but I was a bit dis-appointed at the
> kind of response that I got from ILUG members. All I asked was 'How can I
> change network settings like IP/ netmask under RHL 7.2, without rebooting
> the system after making the changes. This is because Linuxconf does not
> work properly. And so does /etc/init.d/network restart. New IP/netmask is
> applied only when I reboot the system'.
> But I got a lot of vague answers. Some asked 'What exactly do you
> mean. What are you trying to change ?'
> I ask 'What does "changing network settings" mean in simplest of all
> Vijay Gill
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