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Old 07-23-2005, 11:34 PM   #1
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Question How do you change your hostname?


I went to my commandline to change my host name with su with cmd: hostname newlocalhostname

This changed it but when I reboot I get my same old localhost hostname... can you tell me what I'm doing wrong?
 
Old 07-24-2005, 12:20 AM   #2
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try this (as root)

echo "new_host_name" > /etc/hostname
 
Old 07-24-2005, 12:20 AM   #3
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Which distro and version are you using? Be sure to check the online docs for that distrobution and it should tell you how to set your hostname, as that is very basic stuff on a linux box (Shouldn't it be manditory??)
 
Old 07-24-2005, 12:43 AM   #4
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I'm using Turbo Linux 10F
 
Old 07-24-2005, 01:07 AM   #5
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All good suggestions above

As root

Code:
# hostname (new hostname)
cheers
 
Old 07-24-2005, 08:36 PM   #6
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hostname (new hostname)
This change will not stay after a reboot, which is his original problem. On many distros you have to change it in the file /etc/sysconfig/network, so if you have a directory /etc/sysconfig/ already there then thats likely how you have to do it. Add a line to the file 'HOSTNAME=myhostname' (without the quotes).
 
Old 07-24-2005, 08:52 PM   #7
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What does your /etc/hostname file say?
 
  


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