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Old 11-23-2002, 08:49 AM   #1
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Localhost change ?


How I can change the localhost [mike@localhost mike]$ to something else.

I remember I did before but forget . How that can be done globally and constantly, so I don't need to change it every time.

Thanks
 
Old 11-23-2002, 09:21 AM   #2
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look at the file /etc/hosts

and change both instances of localhost. Some apps rely on the hostname localhost, but this should work

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain bongothewhhippet

because bongothewhippet is an alias here for locahost.
 
Old 11-24-2002, 02:57 PM   #3
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#hostname newhostname
 
Old 11-26-2002, 06:06 AM   #4
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type at
#neat
change host name
 
Old 11-26-2002, 07:18 PM   #5
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is there any symbols that can't be included in a hostname? Right now I have one that includes a _ and a ?. Linux runs fine, but when booting up LPD says something about an invalid hostname.
 
Old 11-27-2002, 02:30 PM   #6
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http://www.faqs.org/ftp/rfc/rfc952.txt

I know its an old RFC, but AFAIK its still what the root level servers are going by, therefor so are we...

RFC 952 defines the vaild characters that a hostname can have. the imporant text goes something like:


ASSUMPTIONS

1. A "name" (Net, Host, Gateway, or Domain name) is a text string up
to 24 characters drawn from the alphabet (A-Z), digits (0-9), minus
sign (-), and period (.). Note that periods are only allowed when
they serve to delimit components of "domain style names". (See
RFC-921, "Domain Name System Implementation Schedule", for
background). No blank or space characters are permitted as part of a
name. No distinction is made between upper and lower case. The first
character must be an alpha character. ......

Windows XP AFAIK will let you use stuff like "_" and "?" without complaining. Typical of M$.
 
  


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