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HP-UX: Configure The New Lan Card [ HP-UX Networking]

HP-UX unix desktop is very sensitive to networking changes such as hostname and IP address. I learned this hard way. First, you need to kill HP-UX desktop (CDE) with the following command. Open a terminal and login as root user.

# /sbin/init.d/dtlogin.rc stop
Next, open the /etc/rc.config.d/netconf file and make changes to HOSTNAME and IP address. Save and close the file.
# vi /etc/rc.config.d/netconf
Sample config:


Finally, you need to update the /etc/hosts file with correct IP and hostname:
# vi /etc/hosts
Reboot the system:
# shutdown -ry 0

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  • Michael May 24, 2007, 10:31 am

    HP-UX: How Do I de-configure one of my 2 Lan cards?

  • Sampath November 11, 2011, 8:43 am

    How do i configure the ip for Lan0

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