I modified the
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file to set a static IP for my RHEL system. Then I tried to use the 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 RHEL system (accessed remotely) is down, how can I restart it? I need to be able to reconnect to it.