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I am in the process of setting up a Linux machine on my home network. I currently have two windows 2000 boxes connected to an SMC barricade router. The router is uplinked to a cable modem.
Once the linux install is complete, and the system is up and running, everything seems fine, except that the Linux box has no host name. The router assigns an ip to the system, and it can be pinged from the windows boxes easily enough. no troubvle with connecting to the internet either.
When I browse to the router, I can see the IP assignment, MAC address, but the hostname appears as 'hostname="".
The windows system names are listed along with IP assignment and MAC address.
I am currently fiddling with Mandrake Community 10.1, but had similar experience with Slackware. I am using the text install - low end machine barfs on graphical version. Nowhere am I asked to enter a host name - although I am getting an error message (SIOCETHTOOL: invalid argument).
Been looking through this site for a while now - found some pretty similar problems laid out, but no solutions that worked.