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Old 11-16-2004, 06:25 PM   #1
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Correct entry for local machine in /etc/hosts

Hi all,

I am having trouble configuring /etc/hosts properly on my Fedora Core 3 system.
Let's say my box is called abc.

From what I have read, this line is indespensible:
Code:   abc   localhost.localdomain   localhost
However, is is possible to modify this so that messages sent using mail on the command line don't have mylogin@localhost.localdomain as sender? I would prefer either the domain of my isp,, or my own domain, which is not hosted on my pc but at my web hosting service.

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The /etc/hosts file just translates hostnames to IP addresses. So localhost translates to You can add other servers like myhost

To change the hostname, edit the /etc/sysconfig/network file.


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