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Old 11-01-2003, 03:47 AM   #1
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Hostname change

Where do I change my overall hostname display in Redhat 9? It says localhost.localdomain still
Old 11-01-2003, 03:57 AM   #2
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what i was told by redhat using version 7.3 was to add the name you want in /etc/hosts and in /etc/sysconfig/network

# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.	localhost.localdomain	localhost	Tron
my computer name is Tron.

edit: oh yeah, this change is not immediate until you reboot. you could run the hostname command (as root i imagine) setting setting this though to get the hostname in your current session.

something like i think:

hostname -F /etc/sysconfig/network
but i'm not sure. do a 'man hostname'

Last edited by megaspaz; 11-01-2003 at 04:02 AM.
Old 11-01-2003, 11:10 PM   #3
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THx I got it.


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