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Old 11-18-2007, 02:26 PM   #1
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Linux m/c home network name

Hi, Hopefully this is a quick and easy one to solve.

On windows I can name my pc so that it can be identified on a network.

i.e kids pc, laptop, sunroom etc etc.

Is there a way to name the pc running linux as at the moment it is identified as 'null'?

This is okay until you have more than one linux machine.

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Old 11-18-2007, 05:01 PM   #2
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We currently have a dearth of information. Such as: what distro you are using; how you connect to your network.

Here are a couple of hints:
man hostname
and making an assumption that you are using DHCP:
man dhclient.conf


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