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Old 07-31-2003, 02:04 AM   #1
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change hostname

RedHat AS 2.1->
How to change hostname from "localhost" to anything I want?
Old 07-31-2003, 02:26 AM   #2
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Just hit netconfig/netcfg in a console. Follow the network config program and the reboot.

Old 07-31-2003, 02:28 AM   #3
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If it's the same as the normal "desktop" RH's, if you're Gnome or Kde you can change it from the menu item "network" or in a shell as root type "neat" or at the shell type "hostname <mynewhostname>" (although this method doesn't seem to stick for me) or edit the file "/etc/sysconfig/network" and change it in their.

Don't remove any references to localhost know in the "/etc/hosts" though unless ya want grief.
Old 07-31-2003, 02:30 AM   #4
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To set the hostname in RedHat,
you must edit the line HOSTNAME= in /etc/sysconfig/network

i got the above from a previous post asking the same question. i just check and i have that file and it has 2 lines:



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