Last Updated: 21 Nov 2020


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FreeBSD Server Move

Follow this procedure when moving a FreeBSD box from one IP to another.

  • Change DNS to new IP address. You'll want the TTL on the domain to be pretty short, so that the IP address updates quickly.
  • Change ifconfig settings in /etc/rc.conf
  • Change /etc/resolv.conf
  • Change /etc/hosts
  • Reboot the box (best, to test the new ifconfig line), or do a manual ifconfig to the new IP.
  • TEST everything


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