How do I keep the local name for the computer from being dynamically assigned by DHCP
How do I keep my ISP's DHCP server from assigning a seemingly random string of characters as my computer's hostname?
I'd prefer to have a welcome screen at the login that says something like "Welcome to Slick's Computer" instead of something like
"Welcome to X-372BD3SO-4D8C" or some other meaningless garbage. Dito for the prompts, which say "SLICKRCBD@X-347...".
Is there any way to change this? I found that modifying the "Hosts" file to assign a meaningful domain will work, but only until
my ISP decides to assign me a new IP number, at which point I lose internet access until I remove it.
I'm using Yellow Dog Linux on a PowerMac 6500. It's based off Red Hat, but for the Power PC processor.