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Old 06-22-2009, 01:47 PM   #1
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Question Hostname


Hi there,

Is there a way to "statically" assign a hostname into a linux box?

I've tried adding the hostname into the hosts file and even configured system-network-config thru gui and assign it there but it doesnt stay on the host name I wanted it to.

I have CentOS 64bit and want to assign a static hostname: devqa-csaa12.csaa.com

Everytime I reboot it goes back to localhost.localdomain

System is not part of the domain/workgroup.

Just need someone to give me an advise on this.

Thanks!

DB
 
Old 06-22-2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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In /etc/sysconfig/network add a line that says HOSTNAME=whatever_you_want
 
Old 06-22-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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In /etc/sysconfig/network add a line that says HOSTNAME=whatever_you_want
That did it, Thanks!
 
Old 06-22-2009, 03:18 PM   #4
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For a more thorough guide to setting a Linux hostname check out my Blog Entry

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