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Old 06-25-2009, 10:33 PM   #1
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Thumbs up name change in /etc/hosts and reboot doesnt change name


hi ive changed my /etc/hosts file to a new name and when i reboot Centos 5.3 the logon splash screen still shows the old machine name. I followed the existing format of the hsots file to change the name to a new name??

is /etc/hosts the only place to change the host name?


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Old 06-25-2009, 10:40 PM   #2
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Nope, it's not. That's just for a mapping of names to IPs if
they're not in DNS.

To change the hostname edit /etc/sysconfig/network



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Old 06-25-2009, 10:44 PM   #3
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TO change he host name u have to follow three steps
1)put the entry in /etc/hosts
2)put the entry in /etc/sysconig/network
3)run this command hostname with giving new hostname for example: if u have new hostname like www.linuxtest.com
then rum this command
hostname www.linuxtest.com
 
Old 06-25-2009, 10:57 PM   #4
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Hi,

I'm running CentOS too, the correct place to change it is in /etc/sysconfig/network.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 11:09 PM   #5
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Yes its for permanent.

For tempory perpose just run the commant
#hostname new_hostname
 
Old 06-26-2009, 09:40 AM   #6
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Take a look at my Blog post about Changing the Linux hostname..
http://www.linuxquestions.org/blog/f...hostname-1648/

how to check it, How to change it, how to do it all on the fly without need for a reboot..






props to the cpqlinux site for the info
 
  


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