Thanks for your quick response overlord73. I originally had use the command : hostname "new hostname" and it worked, untill I rebooted. Then it would just go back to the
original hostname. So now I guess that I have to edit /etc/sysconfig/network (->hostname).
I will try this and post my results when I get home........ err maybe tomorrow as it is V day and I have to spend time with my girl instead of my linux box
j/k There is no replacement for a "real" women.