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Old 02-16-2004, 11:59 AM   #1
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give my machine a name


How do I give my machine a name? All the other machines on my LAN are running windows and have names. The DHCP server entry for my machine is blank.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 12:05 PM   #2
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If you use the dhcpcd client then add a -h <name> to the command arguements.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 12:06 PM   #3
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Do:

vim /etc/hostname

Or your favorite text editor...

Type in your machine's name. For example, the only thing in that file on my computer is: aphrodite

Save and quit.

Restart to see the change!
 
Old 02-16-2004, 12:07 PM   #4
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Look in /etc/sysconfig/network if you have a static IP address.

Since you said it's DHCP, it's probably in /etc/hostname or /etc/hosts

You should have a hostname in the /etc/hostname file for your computer already. Also look in /etc/hosts

Check these out and edit them to name your PC and get back to us

Peace,
Whitehat

As I was typing....everyone else answered

Last edited by Whitehat; 02-16-2004 at 12:13 PM.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 12:10 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Whitehat

As I was typing....everyone else answered
Yep, I'm entertaining myself by seeing how many questions I can answer until somebody gets around to answering my question!
 
  


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