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Old 03-12-2004, 08:07 PM   #1
beowulf405
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How to make change in hostname


I am currently running RedHat 9. When I did the initial install I accidently gave it the wrong host name and need to change it. As root I have typed hostname redhat9. That changes it until I reboot then the incorrect one comes back. In the startup messages I see a message where it sets to host name to the incorrect name very early in the startup.

Where is it getting the old name at startup and how do I change it. I guess I can put a line in rc.local but there should be a better way.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 08:20 PM   #2
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Edit the file /etc/hosts as root.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 08:21 PM   #3
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not sure about redhat...in SuSE it's stored in /etc/HOSTNAME
 
Old 03-12-2004, 10:05 PM   #4
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I have edited the hosts table -- it shows the correct name. I have also edited the hostname table with the correct name. The hosts table remains intact, the entry in the hostname table doesn't survive startup. Both of these tables involve networking, the change is made before the network is started.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 11:24 PM   #5
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In Redhat, you can bring up a small GUI tool with the command:redhat-config-network . Under the DNS tab, you can change the hostname.
Also, you can change that by editing the file /etc/sysconfig/network.
 
  


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