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Old 02-01-2002, 05:52 PM   #1
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changing hostname

What is the right way to change my system's hostname, through the command line?
Old 02-01-2002, 07:33 PM   #2
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hostname command

The hostname command will allow you to change your hostname, but this didn't solve all of my networking problems.

The change that seems to have worked best was to manually change /etc/hosts to reflect my new name. The address corresponds to the local machine.

Note: when I changed the name, my printer daemon stopped working, to fix this, I put my old name as a second computer. I put this line under my correct name just in case, but I don't think that this mattered.

P.S. have you visited GlockTalk, I'm called "whirled peas" over there
Old 02-01-2002, 07:35 PM   #3
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I've been there, I remember your name even.

But lately I've been hanging at
Old 02-01-2002, 09:26 PM   #4
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put this in /etc/sysconfig/network


and setup /etc/hosts


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