3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2008 11:02 PM by Michael Newbery
Phych Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is there a similar command to wintel's "ipconfig /registerdns" for OS X?
  • Michael Newbery Level 4 Level 4 (2,395 points)
    In System Preferences -> Network press "Renew DHCP Lease".

    Or do you want a CLI command?
  • Phych Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yea. I was wondering what the terminal command would be for registerdns, particularly when the computer is connected to an Active Directory domain.
  • Michael Newbery Level 4 Level 4 (2,395 points)
    Well, there is actually an ipconfig CLI command! (man ipconfig tells you all about it.) The command

    sudo ipconfig set en0 DHCP (case is important---'DHCP' not 'dhcp')

    will do a DHCP lease renew, with all the attendant DNS renewing. I imagine that there is a more direct way to do what you want using dscl, the Directory Services command line interface (again,

    man dscl

    for details).

    What is the problem that you are you trying to solve?