Coda File System

Re: Changing hostname

From: Frederic Praca <>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:32:55 +0200
Le Sat, 10 Oct 2009 00:27:21 -0400,
Jan Harkes <> a écrit :

> Frederic Praca wrote:
> > Hello guys,
> > I finally repaired my coda file system thanks to this mail
> > ( ).
> >
> > Now, I'm looking for a safe way to change the hostname of the
> > server the SCM is running on.
> >   
> I guess this name change implies an ip-address change as well.
No, in fact, it's only a problem with my sendmail configuration which
forces me to change my hostname to a public FQDN.

> Changing the name isn't that hard, just edit the /vice/db/servers
> file on the SCM and /vice/db/hostname on the server whose name is
> changing. If the name of the SCM changes, you also need to
> update /vice/srv/scm.
> After editing these files the changes should automatically propagate
> to all servers, if that isn't happening, restart the update daemons.
> Then restart the Coda servers, the name-to-address resolution only
> happens at startup, so they won't pick up the new server address
> until all of them have been restarted.
That's what I've done last time I tried.
> Finally (the most painful part) all clients need to be reinitialized, 
> otherwise even if they successfully pick up the new addresses they
> will keep trying to reconnect to the old server address.
Aha, forgot that last time, that could explain a lot of problems I got.

Now it works, thanks for help
> Jan
Received on 2009-10-12 05:33:57