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Old 01-28-2002, 04:21 AM   #1
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Changing hostname


I am new to Linux ( ), but I wanted to ask for help from experienced users.

My question is this.

How do I change the hostname on Red Hat linux 7.2 without breaking everything? I have tried linuxconf, but when I reboot, Gnome doesn't start up.


My local network works like this, I have two machines (both currently called localhost.localdomain) which can both access the internet over our cable modem which is shared through the use of a cable modem router and a hub.


Old 01-31-2002, 03:01 PM   #2
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Try the 'redhat-config-network' command. It use to be 'netcfg' or something, but I think it changed in 7.2?

You may also be interested in 'internet-druid' command in /usr/sbin as well.


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