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Old 03-27-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
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changing machine name


kinda new to this and checking out redhat 8 using gnome desktop. I'm trying to accomplish 2 things-change the machine name, and get by the MS ISA Server. I have full access to the ISA server and control over the MS/Cisco side of the world. any help would rock.

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Old 03-27-2003, 01:15 PM   #2
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To change your machine name use
hostname newname
If you think about the name your machine is visible in Windows network, you need to look into smb.conf (/etc/smb.conf, /etc/samba/smb.conf, it can have different locations) or you may look into LinNeighborhood, it may have an option to change the machine name, but I'm not sure.
 
Old 03-27-2003, 01:55 PM   #3
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hostname

I tried that and it still prompts for root@machine name root
thanks for the suggestion is there something I'm missing (other than a clue)
 
Old 03-27-2003, 02:16 PM   #4
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Try it again. Then ctrl+alt+f3 (or any other free console) and log in. There should be your new hostname used.
 
Old 03-27-2003, 04:10 PM   #5
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found out myself(I think)

thanks to mara for the advice. when gnome starts it looks in the ect/sysconfig/network file for a machine name.
I changed that and it seems to work.
 
  


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