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Old 01-04-2005, 02:23 PM   #1
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Change Host and Ip address Fedora 3

I need to change my IP and Host name on my system. I changed the IP address and in pings- the hostname did not change - I tried adding a line a line to the /etc/hosts file - ip and hostname-

rebooted -
still the hostname does not reflect the correct host name for the IP address?
Any thoughts
Old 01-04-2005, 04:16 PM   #2
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This worked for me-

pinged new hostname

access default web page

Edit the hosts file on your system. The hosts file is usually found in


Add this entry to the Hosts file:

Now make sure this file is used for host name lookups. This is done in two files. First is:

This file should have at least the line shown below:

order hosts,bind

That has host lookups use the hosts file before doing a DNS query with bind.

The next file is:


Recent tests indicate that this file is required in order for the pserver to use the entry in /etc/hosts. The nsswitch.conf file should have this line for the hosts configuration:

hosts: files nisplus nis dns

There will probably already be a similar line in your version of this file. Just make sure "files" comes before whatever other methods are listed.

There is no need to reboot your system. Just restart your palace pservers.

Start up your palace.

Old 01-04-2005, 04:33 PM   #3
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Hehe, wrong direction. Look in the /etc/sysconfig/network file, then change /etc/hosts

almost forgot change some addresses under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts if you are using static IP on your box. If you are on DHCP just modify hosts.

What you did works, i guess, but its waaay of an overkill.

Last edited by Mikhail_16; 01-04-2005 at 04:47 PM.
Old 01-04-2005, 05:24 PM   #4
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Or you can run 'netconfig' to change IP address on redhat.



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