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Old 08-01-2005, 08:51 AM   #1
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Can I change the hostname by editing the /etc/hosts file, or will this screw up things.

thx in advance
 
Old 08-01-2005, 09:11 AM   #2
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Hi,
Always back up ! cp is your friend ! name your original file by adding .old and that's okay.
Now try it and you will see for yourself. If it doesn't work revert to your original file.
you can type man cp in a console to get all the options.
Best to try but have backups !
cheers
 
Old 08-01-2005, 09:11 AM   #3
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Edit /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname to change the hostname locally.
 
  


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