How to create a static IP address and hostname for use on wired networks or wireless networks in FSILGs.
- Login to Athena. Go to http://athena.dialup.mit.edu or use a Secure Shell client to login. (ssh on Mac OS X and SecureCRT on Windows)
- Start moira:
(Note: At any time in creating or updating a host entry before the "operational comment", pressing CTRL-C will cancel the changes.)
- Type "4" for the Machine Menu in the moira interface. Screen should show:
- Add a new host:
- It will ask you for a network. Find that information in the following KB article:
FSILG Building and Network Address Information
Machine Owner and contact are mandatory fields. Contact should be a valid email address. Machine owner can be a user or a list. Lists are appropriate for computers that are owned by a summer boarder without an MIT username, computers maintained by more than one person, or are owned by a group within the house or will be maintained for years, presumably after the original maintainer has left the house.
- Get Hostname Information:
Once the static IP address has been created, you'll need to configure the computer to use this address.
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