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greg108 12-31-2004 06:53 PM

hostname changed - why?
 
I had my hostname set automaticaly: home
and now all of sudden it has changed to something strange: home-s67118jfgn

???

trickykid 12-31-2004 06:59 PM

Re: hostname changed - why?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by greg108
I had my hostname set automaticaly: home
and now all of sudden it has changed to something strange: home-s67118jfgn

???

Are you on a DHCP connection from your ISP? At times it will detect the provided hostname they assign out with IP's, etc.

greg108 12-31-2004 07:36 PM

Now I realized that I reinstalled winXP on the secend HD and I think win set the new computer name on my dsl modem.
Is there any way I can change that?
I don't want my command prompt to look like this: [greg@home-s67118jfgn greg]$

FLOODS 12-31-2004 07:41 PM

I've always used netconfig.
There is a way to manually edit your hostname, by editing /etc/hosts and changing it, but netconfig has always done a better job for me.


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