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Old 12-31-2004, 06:53 PM   #1
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hostname changed - why?


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

???
 
Old 12-31-2004, 06:59 PM   #2
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Re: hostname changed - why?

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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.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 07:36 PM   #3
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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]$
 
Old 12-31-2004, 07:41 PM   #4
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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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