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Old 11-16-2004, 05:25 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:
127.0.0.1   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, demon.net, or my own domain, which is not hosted on my pc but at my web hosting service.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 05:41 PM   #2
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The /etc/hosts file just translates hostnames to IP addresses. So localhost translates to 127.0.0.1. You can add other servers like
192.168.0.1 myhost.server.net myhost

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


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