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changing hostname?/ Daylite authentication takes long time

423 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 30, 2013 7:29 PM by Don Roedl RSS
Sam Katz1 Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)
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Mar 30, 2013 10:02 AM



I have a Mac OS X server. It is running Daylite server. I'm having lomg authentication times with Daylite server following some problems I was having with the DNS server.


I've tracked this down to two things:

* the server's IP address is wrong, and doesn't match network preferences when I do a checkhostname.

* Daylite's IP is no longer listed in the reverse table.


Does that sound plausible? How do I safely run the changeip command? I tried changing it to the bonjour name (-- parameter without any data) and that solved the problem until this latest episode, DNS seems to be a better fix. (and fixed it for longer.)


Sorry for my confusing narrative. Hopefully this is helpful.



MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, Early 2011
  • Don Roedl Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)


         changeip - Change IP adress related configuration.



         changeip [directory-node | -] old-ip new-ip [old-hostname new-hostname]



         changeip is used to update configuration records when a server's IP

         address changes. It needs to be run by root on the machine who's IP

         address is changing.  If the machine is hosting a parent directory (Net-

         Info or LDAP) or is connected to a parent directory, then the Open Direc-

         tory path to the node must be used (eg /LDAPv3/  Otherwise

         use a dash ("-") for the directory node argument.  The tool may prompt

         for an admin user name and password for the directory node.  After the

         tool has successfully completed, change the network settings in the Net-

         work Control Panel and reboot the server.



         changeip /LDAPv3/ oldhost newhost

                               This would prepare for changing the address of a

                               machine hosting an LDAP master.  Note that it might

                               still be necessary to change the configuration of

                               machines pointing to this master.


         changeip - oldhost newhost

                               This would prepare for changing the address of a

                               standalone server.


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