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Re: Changing IP address on Fedora 4

On 9/6/06, Philip Mark Donaghy <philip donaghy gmail com> wrote:
I've read many posts on the internet about the problems related to
changing IP address. We changed the IP on a Fedora 4 system now we are
unable to start httpd. I've looked for references to the old IP
everywhere. And the error_log does not tell me anything. Is there a
way to get more information from httpd?

Thank you,
Philip Donaghy
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Hi Philip Donaghy:

Ok, try this on the machine:
tod tod-desktop:~$ ps aux | grep ht
tod       2475  0.0  0.1   2876   792 pts/5    R+   02:07   0:00 grep ht
tod tod-desktop:~$

On my machine I do not run httpd and so you see only the reference to
me using grep to search for it amongst all of the currently running
processes (ps aux).

My guess is that you will find a reference to httpd alive and well.

My next guess is that when you changed the IP of the machine we are
probably talking about which is running the web server (httpd) that
you did not inform all of the name services involved of where your
"MyHostName.com" is now.  So people looking for "MyHostName.com"
cannot find your new IP.

You could also try opening your favorite browser and entering
"http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"; where "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" is your new IP (the
IP of the machine found by doing "ifconfig" as below (some numbers Xed
for privacy):
tod tod-desktop:~$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:10:4C:25:8D:A1
         inet addr:192.168.x.x  Bcast:192.168.x.255  Mask:
         inet6 addr: fe80::210:4bff:fe21:8da1/64 Scope:Link
         RX packets:26598 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:26436 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:33 txqueuelen:1000
         RX bytes:17282587 (16.4 MiB)  TX bytes:6959203 (6.6 MiB)
         Interrupt:10 Base address:0x9800

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
         inet addr:  Mask:
         inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
         UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
         RX packets:15 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:15 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
         RX bytes:932 (932.0 b)  TX bytes:932 (932.0 b)

tod tod-desktop:~$
Please see below for a better understanding of name service on the Internet:


Per your originial request:


Good Hunting!


Google is our friend.

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