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Old 10-15-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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hostname while on a wireless connection

First of all, thanks to all of you for these forums... though i (clearly) almost never post, i lurk plenty, and your advice is much appreciated.

Recently I managed to get my Intel PRO 2100 wireless card working with FC2 (yay) so i'm a happy, wire-free linux user now. However, I noticed something odd- when eth0 (wired) is active, the hostname is set to the dhcp address. When the wired connection is down but eth1, the wireless connection is up, the hostname is localhost.localdomain

Any thoughts on why, and does it really matter? It doesn't really affect anything except my licence server for matlab, but i am curious why. Note that I'm not activating eth1 in the normal boot sequence... this didn't work since it seems the firmware wasn't loaded until afterwards. Instead I added a line to /etc/rc.local to manually modprobe the device at the end of the boot sequence.


(i hope this belongs here... figured it was a bit newbish more than a specific network problem...)


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