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Xserve Changing IP Addresss

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Jan 11, 2007 3:55 AM
I have an old Xserve used purely for files and images. It has an existing static IP address on one of the 2 internal Ethernet cards, i.e. 217.xx.xxx.xx. Used to work fine and had connection to this server from all over the world when travelling.

Problem is that I have changed the ISP who provided me with this IP address and now have another IP address, 135.xxx.xx.xx. I can't change the existing one, as when I do I lose all connections to the server, even from work.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks

JJ

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  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
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    Jan 11, 2007 5:12 AM (in response to JesJetUK)
    JesJetUK-

    Greetings and welcome.

    Does this document help?

    Luck-

    -DaddyPaycheck
    Basement XServe sitting on a Box of Apples, Mac OS X (10.4.8), A collection of clinking, clanking caliginous junk.
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
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    Jan 11, 2007 5:30 AM (in response to JesJetUK)
    JesJetUK-

    I went through exactly the same thought process as you.

    I thought it would be easy, then tried it and it didn't work, then thought it would be apain but once I found the documentation and did it was a piece of cake!

    If you have no command-line interface experience it will be tougher but no time like the present to learn. Go to the manuals section and search for "OSX Server Command Line Interface" or something like that there you will find a manual that covers the process in detail.

    Luck-

    -DaddyPaycheck
    Basement XServe sitting on a Box of Apples, Mac OS X (10.4.8), A collection of clinking, clanking caliginous junk.
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
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    Jan 17, 2007 7:59 AM (in response to JesJetUK)
    JesJetUK-

    If you weren't raised on a steady diet of it, the CLI can be tough.

    When changing ip addresses and other such things I prefer to shut the server completely off and then back on again. For some reason things always seem to work out better than just a reset.

    Luck-

    -DaddyPaycheck
    Basement XServe sitting on a Box of Apples, Mac OS X (10.4.8), A collection of clinking, clanking caliginous junk.
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
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    Feb 6, 2007 12:08 PM (in response to JesJetUK)
    JesJetUK-

    You could certainly start from scratch with the server and reinstall the software like it was a new install.

    Luck-

    -DaddyPaycheck
    Basement XServe sitting on a Box of Apples, Mac OS X (10.4.8), A collection of clinking, clanking caliginous junk.
  • Mathieu Mauser Calculating status...
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    Feb 6, 2007 2:20 PM (in response to JesJetUK)
    You should use changeip and networksetup to change the IP of the interface which has your new public IP. At least changeip on 10.3 is necessary.

    Some references:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303495

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=RemoteDesktop/3.0/en/ARDC880.html

       

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