A couple of people suggested to read the ifconfig man page. I do
understand the ifconfig, and I can change the IP settings using
ifconfig without re-booting the system.

What I wondered was a way of editing rc.conf directly and how I can it
be working without re-boot the system. As Nikos suggested, it would
not be a good way if there is only one way to go for it by using
'shutdown now' command; as it kills all the running processes.

Cheers,


On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 18:17:19 +0300, Nikos Vassiliadis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Ifconfig was mentioned. You can also reinitialize your system
> with shutdown(8). Shutdown will bring the system in single-user state
> (will kill all processes) and when you exit that, you'll have all changes
> made to rc.conf, active. Use "shutdown now" and then just exit the
> single-user shell.
> 
> Cheers, NikV
> 
> 
> 
> On Friday 27 August 2004 15:44, Soo-Hyun Choi wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > When I need to change the IP settings, I usually go over the rc.conf
> > directly (as root) to change the IP settings. The question is that
> > once I change the settings I need to re-boot the system in order to
> > the change be working.
> >
> > Is there any way that I can apply the changes without re-booting the
> > system?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Soo-Hyun
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