When I boot up my computer I keep getting a different hostname. It may be one for a few times then it will switch to another hostname.
I am using RHL 9. My ISP uses DCHP for IP assignment.
I found the other thread under distributions about someone that had a problem with changing hostname. I cannot use netconfig to set the hostname because I do not have a static IP address. I do not have the file HOSTNAME on my computer.
The problem began after my wife visited a certain website which attempted to install a program on the computer. Since that time I have been having this problem with the hostname. I did not detect any virus when scanned. I did a search for the hostname that it usually reverts to but cannot find it in a search checking text files.
What are my possible sources of the problem and the solution?