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Bill Brown
Q: Smoke 7 RedHat Linux - Need to change IP address
on Jan 14, 2011 at 1:06:53 am

Hi,

We recently purchased an older Smoke system...

It's 7.0x on RedHat Linux.

The previous owner's IP information is set in the networking.

I need to get this box up on our local network, which does not use the
same IP addressing as the former user...

I attempted to change the IP address normally, and then I had connectivity to the nework and the internet...

However, on the next boot, the Stones were not able to be accessed.

I restored the former IP address information, and the stones were recognized and mounted...

I found a reference to a config file
/usr/discreet/sw/cfg/sw_framestore_map

I listed that file, and it did show the former owner's IP address.

Saved the old configuration, edited the file in vi to reflect our ip addressing, changed the ID to the last octet of the computer's IP address, saved the edited file under it's original filename, then changed the IP address for the computer, and then restarted...

Nope, didn't work...no stones...

restoring the old sw_framestore_map and changing IP address back to original brought it back to life...

So, what exactly do I need to do with this system, to get it up and running on our LAN?

New to Smoke, so if you could please, detailed steps...

Thank you very much

Bill


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Brian Mulligan
Re: Q: Smoke 7 RedHat Linux - Need to change IP address
on Jan 14, 2011 at 1:25:53 pm

Changing the IP Address
Your workstation is shipped with a default IP address, which you can change
to integrate the workstation into your facility.
The IP address of your workstation must match the one in the main
configuration file for Stone and Wire, sw_framestore_map. See Understanding
the sw_framestore_map File on page 107.
NOTE Stone and Wire does not support dynamic IP address configuration.
3
11Update the following files with the network configuration necessary for your
facility.
Networking Configuration File Description
Contains IP/host name pairs for host name
resolution.
/etc/hosts
/etc/sysconfig/network Contains global networking settings.
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* Contains interface-specific configuration.
/etc/resolv.conf Contains DNS server information.
NOTE Always reboot the workstation after changing the host name.


http://download.autodesk.com/us/systemdocs/pdf/stonewire2009_filesystem_net...



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Bill Brown
Re: Q: Smoke 7 RedHat Linux - Need to change IP address
on Jan 15, 2011 at 3:50:13 am

Hi,

thanks for that info...

Followed the instructions in the .pdf, all seemed to go well, lan and internet connectivity to the computer, smoke application started.

However, it said that the filesystem wasn't mounted.

I read a little further, and I think it's due to the ID of the Framestore
it's apparently "hard coded" into the stones filesystem when the stone is initialized - right?


I have a question about the changing of the ID of the framestore.

I understand now that changing the ID of the framestore is a destructive process, but we would like to keep some of the material that was left on the stones (the owner wants to see what other companies were doing)

Please tell me if my reasoning is correct:

The ID of the framestore is the last octet of the IP Address - correct?

If I choose an IP address ending in the same octet as the framestore ID,
I won't need to create a new filesystem on the stones...

IE

Old IP address is 192.168.1.55
Framestore ID is 55

Let's say I choose as an IP address 192.168.2.55

the framestore ID is still 55, and then I won't need to re-initialize the stones?

Is my reasoning sound? Or will we need to initialize the stones filesystem anyway?

thanks!

Bill


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Brian Mulligan
Re: Q: Smoke 7 RedHat Linux - Need to change IP address
on Jan 15, 2011 at 3:02:45 pm

You are correct about the IP ending numbers being the framestore number.

We recently changed IP adds in our building, but the last series remained the same.. so no issues.

I would do what you said and find an IP that ends with the same numbers.



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Bill Brown
Re: Q: Smoke 7 RedHat Linux - Need to change IP address
on Jan 18, 2011 at 3:11:31 am

Thanks for the info...

It seems to have worked - I have connectivity to our LAN,
and the Smoke application does seem to fire up, and
an old project can be loaded...


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