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Old 03-17-2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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How to change hostname????


inorder to change host name i usually create a file with this:

nano /etc/hostname (after going SU)

and in that i type the new hostname.
also i did this too...

nano /etc/hosts

127.0.0.1 localhost <hostname>

nothing happens.

os is PCLinux
 
Old 03-17-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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what is the result of running
hostname

If it shows the hostname you've done it, if not do
hostname my.hostname.com

And /etc/hosts should not be like that, put your hostname on a separate line
Code:
127.0.0.1    my.hostname.com
I have my hostname pointed at my network address
Code:
192.168.1.65    my.hostname.com

Last edited by smoker; 03-17-2010 at 01:24 PM.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 01:44 PM   #3
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a proper procedure to change/add h0stname:

http://www.scriptinstallation.in/lin..._hostname.html

i hope this could help you!
 
Old 03-17-2010, 02:02 PM   #4
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i did it guys thanks a lot sdll thanks for the html. smoker i took to the hostname coomand what i did was i used this command as root

hostname -v -F /etc/hostname

and then executed network restart from /etc/xinit.d

and this time it worked. thanks with ur posts i know now ho to change my hostname.

tinman.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 04:01 PM   #5
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this is also a way to change hostname without rebooting

Code:
#sysctl kernel.hostname=newhostname
 
Old 03-17-2010, 09:24 PM   #6
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thanks kopper.
 
  


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