[Techtalk] ip addreses on redhat
hamster at hamsternet.org
Mon Aug 4 15:46:30 EST 2003
> I'm working on redhat 8, and I was wondering where the system stores its
> nic's ip address once it boots up. I assume it's somewhere under
> /proc..but where exactly?
Is the IP address being assigned statically or dynamically?
If it's static, the IP address lives in
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX where X is the interface number.
If the address is being assigned dynamically, then where it's stored depends
on the dhcp client you're using. The most probable location is
/var/lib/dhcp, but as I said, that location might vary depending on the
client. In any case, it will be stored somewhere in /var, not /proc
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