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Old 12-05-2004, 04:06 PM   #1
rksanders
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weird hostname appeared, want the original back


I'm running the current Woody 3.0r3 with a 2.4.19 kernel.
Awhile back I installed an ethernet card and switched to a fast internet service via cable modem.
Things wine relatively smoothly for me, but the next time I booted I magically had a new host name--
.localdomain.fake
I have no idea what I did to accomplish this magical result, but I really don't like my machine being called a fake and would like to change it back, but I'm afraid if I just go into /etc/ hostnameand change it, I might screw up something else.
Can anyone out there give me some help.

Rusty
 
Old 12-05-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
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That's probably your broadband's DHCP server assigning you a hostname (though that one is odd ...). Set it to whatever you like, then tell your dhcpcd to not accept hostname updates.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 05:53 PM   #3
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Greetings sigsegv!

My system uses Pump to DHCP. I changed the name effortlessly.
I'm working on reconfiguring Pump.

Thanks for your help

Rusty
 
  


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