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Old 06-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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I need to change hostname in RedHat 5.6 - Help needed


I need to change the hostname of a server with RHEL 5.6.
Can someone provide a reliable and supported procedure to do that?
Thank you.
 
Old 06-30-2012, 08:56 PM   #2
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http://linux.die.net/man/1/hostname
http://www.harkness.co.uk/other/linux_config.html
 
Old 07-01-2012, 04:20 AM   #3
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Forgive me if this seems rude but have you looked into the manpages of 'hostname'. Yes, there are some people here who have all the answers you need but the point of linux is to look things up for yourself and unless you are willing to do that there would always be this peculair gap in your knowledege that would make you impossible to understand even the bare bsics.
 
Old 07-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #4
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The command hostname will change it but not for a permanent change and you may have to restart network to get it to work also.

This should work. http://www.ducea.com/2006/08/07/how-...-linux-system/
 
Old 07-01-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
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@jefro - yes sir I understand that hostname will _not_ change the name permanently. But the reading of the man pages will give the OP a lot of information as to how things work It was supposed to be the starting point for the OP - atleast that was what my intention was.
I apologise if there was any miscommunication.
 
Old 07-01-2012, 04:21 PM   #6
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honeybadger,

I wasn't picking on you. Just wanted to say that the command hostname is sort of what the OP asked but not really what one would use in real life. It could be a new person just asking a homework question. Dunno.

You may not have known that teckk posted a link to hostname.

I did have to look up the range of a honey badger and also the urban dictionary meaning. Odd that a fierce animal is also a term for one that doesn't care.
 
Old 07-01-2012, 09:01 PM   #7
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also this is red hat
so the VERY first stop the OP should make with a question on how to do something should be the knowledge base
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/search
 
  


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