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I'm a newbee from XP. I got tired of reinstalling XP so many times that Microsoft doesn't want to hear from me anymore. I installed PCLOS recently and a message occured that said that my Hostname is Localhost. I don't know how that happened and I don't know how to change it in Linux. It would save me a lot of time if someone could just tell me how to do that. It would be a nice consideration too.
Thx for the fast response, Mr. C. PCLOS, like XP, is based on GUI. That makes it nice for us XP converts. I haven't gotten into the command lines, yet. So you're talking over my head about the "localhost command" and where localhost is. I've been trying to figure out how PCLOS's GUI can solve this problem and I just haven't figured it out yet. It's been a long time since I've had any dealings with MSDOS (which, like me, has been around for a long time,) so if you could give me some more details on how to use the command line to solve this problem I would appreciate it.
When I tried to change the hostname on PCLOS the changes were not permanent. I asked on the IRC channel for PCLOS and was told that there was a bug and the method to use to make the change permanent was to use the GUI applet in the system / network settings. The same applied to DNS server changes.