How do I start / stop or restart networking service under Suse Linux without rebooting the server?
OpenSUSE and Suse Enterprise Linux provides /etc/init.d/network script, which can be used as follows to configure the network interfaces, set up routing and start / stop / restart network interface. You must login as root user to run commands.
Task: Start Network Service
# /etc/init.d/network start
# /etc/init.d/network start eth0
Task: Stop Network Service
# /etc/init.d/network stop
# /etc/init.d/network stop eth0
Task: Restart Network Service
# /etc/init.d/network restart
# /etc/init.d/network restart eth0
Shutting down network interfaces: eth0 device: Intel Corporation 82573E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 03) eth0 configuration: eth-id-00:30:48:98:9c:bc done Hint: you may set mandatory devices in /etc/sysconfig/network/config Setting up network interfaces: eth0 device: Intel Corporation 82573E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 03) eth0 configuration: eth-id-00:30:48:98:9c:bc eth0 IP address: 10.24.116.2/26 Checking for network time protocol daemon (NTPD): doneed
If you need to make any changes to IP address or routing table use yast tool, enter:
Select Network Devices > Network Card