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Old 01-03-2004, 08:07 PM   #1
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hostname changes

ok i went in the network changed my host name but keeped the .localdomain thing there

so i changed it to be bootcode.localdomain i restart then it say need to change /etc/host. so i did it still dont show up in the ip scanner i use to my networks....

it shows hostname unknow.. but before it shows the localhost.. any help will be cool thx
Old 01-03-2004, 08:10 PM   #2
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Uhm, i'm not quite sure what your asking for here... Can you please re-word it, thanks.
Old 01-03-2004, 08:53 PM   #3
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Sounds to me like he's trying to set his hostname... and as long as Red Hat 9 is the distro here's the basic steps:
add the hostname to /etc/hosts (my box is named spork so here's my /etc/hosts file)
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail. localhost.localdomain localhost spork

as the warning says don't remove the localhost.localdomain localhost (very bad things happen)
step 2:
edit /etc/sysconfig/network and add a HOSTNAME= line
my /etc/sysconfig/network file:

Then you should be able to restart networking and have your hostname set.
service network restart
Old 01-04-2004, 03:00 AM   #4
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ok cool ill try that thx

is there a limit on text for a host name?
Old 01-05-2004, 09:52 PM   #5
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Thanks very much for posting this solution. I was facing the same issue: in order for a
licence server to work I needed a static name even though I wanted everything else
set by dhcp.
Old 01-05-2004, 11:21 PM   #6
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this site helps me out. It gives step by step, command line instructions on how to setup a static IP.
Old 01-11-2004, 12:36 AM   #7
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hostname changes

Thanks to Blinker_Fluid for the post about changing the hostname and adding the host name by adding the machine name at the end of the line. I have been looking for that solution for about three weeks.

I am running RH9.0 and was encountering an error message right after the login screen that said I needed to edit the /etc/hosts file, but I could not find any info on which part to edit.

As I am a newbie, this was very helpful.



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