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Old 11-01-2006, 10:16 PM   #1
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How to rename my machine


I have just installed a Mandriva 2007 into my linux box. The default machine name is "localhost". i would like to rename it. please help.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 10:45 PM   #2
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Quote from man hostname:
Code:
The   host   name   is   usually   set   once   at  system  startup  in
       /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 or /etc/init.d/boot (normally by  reading  the  con‐
       tents of a file which contains the host name, e.g.  /etc/hostname).
So, edit your /etc/hostname file, and put name of your machine in this file.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 11:02 PM   #3
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i cannt find all these files in my Mandriva 2007.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 11:07 PM   #4
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Try to create file /etc/hostname, and write name of your machine there.

You can manually set hostname by running this command in terminal emulator:

Code:
$ sudo hostname your_hostname
or, if you create and edit file /etc/hostname by this way:

Code:
$ sudo hostname --file /etc/hostname
 
Old 11-02-2006, 12:54 AM   #5
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Run the Mandriva Control Center -> Networking and look for the option to change network settings (or something similar). There is an option there to change your hostname.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 01:26 AM   #6
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Got it changed. Thanks guys.
 
  


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