I modified the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file to set a static ip for my redhat. Then I tried to use command "service network restart" to make the change stick, however, it became stuck with the last message "Shutting down interface eth0". The network service has really been shut down since I can't connect via the old ip any more(nor the new one).
Why did it fail to restart the network with the new settings?
Also, since the network service on my redhat(remotely) is down, how can I restart it? I need to be able to reconnect to it.