Mac OS X Server 10.4.6 or later: changeip now requires fully qualified domain names

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Mac OS X Server 10.4.6 and later include changes to the command line utility "changeip" such that you must now use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) with the command.

Previously, changeip could be invoked with the server's short name, like this:

changeip /LDAPv3/ testserver testserver2

Using the FQDN in Mac OS X Server 10.4.6 or later, your command would look like this:

changeip /LDAPv3/

Before running changeip, be sure you have updated the server's hostname in DNS to match the hostname provided to changeip; otherwise errors will be logged in system.log, and services may not function properly.

Published Date: Oct 7, 2016