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Old 02-04-2005, 10:37 PM   #1
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where is the file in which i can perm change my hostname


I need to know the file in mandrake 10 thats allows me to change my hostname forever.
I asked this question a couple of days ago but i cant seem to find the thread, and i know its in the network file but i cant remember what directory thats in.

Could someone tell me ?
 
Old 02-04-2005, 11:18 PM   #2
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/etc/sysconfig/network
 
Old 02-04-2005, 11:23 PM   #3
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Here is your thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hange+hostname


This is how you do it in Fedora, It may be similar in other SYS-V linux.
First edit: /etc/sysconfig/network and change the HOSTNAME to whatever you want. Now edit: /etc/hosts and add the new name in the 127.0.0.1 line.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 02:25 AM   #4
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run the command as root

hostname "name-of-host-you-want-to-use"
 
Old 02-05-2005, 03:37 AM   #5
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man hostname <<----- answers his question
 
Old 02-05-2005, 02:28 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Electronkz
Here is your thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hange+hostname


This is how you do it in Fedora, It may be similar in other SYS-V linux.
First edit: /etc/sysconfig/network and change the HOSTNAME to whatever you want. Now edit: /etc/hosts and add the new name in the 127.0.0.1 line.
I edited the etc/sys-config/network file and everything is doin fine, but i have a question ? What would be the purpose of the etc/hosts file being altered?
 
Old 02-05-2005, 04:01 PM   #7
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thanks for all help u guys I loving my linux box!!!!
 
Old 02-05-2005, 04:10 PM   #8
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Putting your hostname in /etc/hosts against 127.0.0.1 means that you can refer to your computer using 'mybigcomputer' instead of 127.0.0.1, and your computer can always find itself.
 
  


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