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Old 12-12-2003, 12:52 AM   #1
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Hostname changing

I want to change the hostname of my Linux box, but will I need to restart inetd in order to get the change happening?

I really don't want to have to reset the machine - it's running important stuff.
Old 12-12-2003, 01:18 PM   #2
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No you shouldn't need to restart just use the hostname command:

Then add an entry for that domain beside the loopback address in /etc/hosts
Old 01-03-2004, 07:11 PM   #3
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ok if u did that and change the /etc/host.

i do a ping sweep or a scan and it shows up as unknown what then?

can u post a simple temlate how it shown be?

on my server is for local use and a cafe for a CS Game Server.


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