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53078Re: [linux] How to change the ip address

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  • ed
    Mar 2, 2008
      Scott wrote:
      > On Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 03:15:28PM +0000, Michael Kjorling wrote:
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      >> On 1 Mar 2008 19:31 +0530, by kurianpol@...
      > <mailto:kurianpol%40gmail.com> (Kurian Polachan):
      >> > 1. I have a linux machine ....i need to know how to change the ip
      >> > address and subnet mask through the command line...????
      >> man ifconfig
      > Ah Michael, one of my favorite examples when trolling about how Linux
      > docs are almost useless. :) That man page should be taken out and
      > shot.
      > Of course, to the original poster, you could look at the list faq.
      > The URL of the faq was given you when you joined the list
      > and since this is a common question, I put it on there.
      > As a matter of fact, I'll add how to configure DHCP to it now--though,
      > judging from the fact that so many questions on this list indicate
      > people don't bother to look at it makes me wonder if it's worth the
      > effort.

      The man page is fine. If you think there's something to contribute to it
      then rather than change the FAQ, why not be a maintainer for the
      ifconfig (nettools?) gnu project, and add something to the ifconfig
      output that suggests using man ifconfig or info ifconfig (if the man
      page exists in the manpath).

      The T3 to your house is shot because of a translator who speaks Bocce.
      Verizon is having Robert Mann to write some scripts.
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