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Old 07-15-2002, 03:49 PM   #1
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Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Distribution: red hat 7.3 with XFS filing system from (on my still alive P1-150 MMX)
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Unhappy /var/log/messages contains "localhost" instead of the real hostname

hi to all,

thanks for giving me an account (posting in) in

i'm a linux newbie or intermediate.

this is my first posting on

i have a linux on my (still alive) P1-150 MMX running red hat 7.3 with XFS filing system (not ext2 nor ext3) which i got from XFS filing system will be my future self-studies.

anyway, without going around the bush, my problem is not really on my filing system, i guess. i am 100 % sure that it would be a simple problem with a simple solution YOU GUYS KNOW already .

this is it, the GIVEN and the PROBLEM :
- one time i ssh2 to my linux box using PuTTY 0.52 (2001)
- done via my PIII-500 windoze 2k adv svr computer
- i just had the need to do "/etc/rc.d/init.d/network restart"

now, when i "more..." or "cat /var/log/messages" as user root, i see the word `localhost' instead of the real hostname of my linux machine.

what happened?

what is the impact/implication in the future?

i don't just want to reboot my linux box. i want to know the proper "fix" if there is any and if it is really considered a fix.

thank you very much.


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