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Old 01-09-2003, 04:56 AM   #1
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Seemingly random hostname changes

Howdy all!

I have recently found a problem I have never encountered before. My
system seems to be truncating my hostname at aparently random intervals.
I run RedHat 7.2 (kernel 2.4.9-31), Ximian Gnome 1.4 with Enlightenment.
Has anyone else encountered this? My normal hostname is in the form of but becomes simply MyComputer after a while.

Thanks in advance.
Old 01-16-2003, 06:28 AM   #2
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Do you have more example of this happening. How do you know the hostname is different.. i.e. - .is it showing up different in a certain program?
Old 01-21-2003, 04:30 AM   #3
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I always have a console window open. When I can no longer run any programs that have a window, I run the `hostname` command to see what my hostname is, it just shows as MyComputer, when I know that it is set to during startup. I then can `sudo hostname` to change it back. I have had this problem long enough that I have a script to run that command.

Thanks for your help!


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