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Old 09-08-2004, 11:45 AM   #1
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Change Hostname?

Hi there

I'm very new to Mandrake (Just installed it today) and I was wondering if this is correct?

I am logged in as root at the moment and in Konsole, my hostname or whatever it's called shows up as [root@x1-6-00-02-e3-0b-39-3f.

Should that be something different?

Where do those numbers etc come from?

Sorry for my total ignorance, but I've searched all over and can't find an answer.

Many thanks

Old 09-08-2004, 11:52 AM   #2
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hoi, i think you should change the file : /etc/HOSTNAME ( if it's used in your distro....)

Old 09-08-2004, 11:57 AM   #3
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during install u are asked for ur hostname

did u specify any hostname or did u specify to get that through DHCP
i think u have gone for tha latterone so,it ihas taken some random hostname

u can change ur hostname by
hostname <new hostname u want>

man hostname

Old 09-08-2004, 12:09 PM   #4
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It worked. Thank you very much.


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