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Old 01-07-2004, 08:07 AM   #1
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hostname in /var/log/messages not printing


In short: I have a few systems with supposedly identical installs. In /var/log/messages most of them print the system hostname on each line just after the timestamp...but some of them just say "linux" instead. Why is this?

I know this is a simple configuration variance...but I haven't been able to find the source.

Your assistance is appreciated. My apologies if this is so simple I should be flogged!

Flog away (but please only after a couple of hints at the answer)
 
Old 01-07-2004, 08:09 AM   #2
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Compare /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname on a machine that is working the way you want with the rogue box.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 08:18 AM   #3
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hmm. well, on the working systems and on the rogue systems, there is not an /etc/hostname file.

This is suse 8.0 by the way.

/etc/hosts is the same on working and rogue systems.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 08:22 AM   #4
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I don't know where SuSE writes the hostname to. You can just issue the `hostname` command on them to see what prints out also.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 08:39 AM   #5
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yep, as far as I can tell, the hostname is set correctly on each system.
 
  


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