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Old 07-23-2003, 09:17 PM   #1
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redhat 9 is evidently renaming itself...


a strange habit of my laptop running redhat 9 is that whenever i'm at home (it doesn't do it at work for whatever reason) and running off my cable modem, the computer renames itself after my ip. (that is, whereas it should be root@localhost, it's root@216-164-etc.) it then complains when i startx that there is no gnome profile for user 216-164... and warns that gnome won't work right, though it always seems to work fine. nonetheless, it's kind of an annoyance. neither slackware nor debian do this, so i presume it's just a case of redhat being overly helpful and i could shut it off easily if i could just figure out which configuration file to edit. does this sound familiar to anyone? thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 09:29 PM   #2
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You have to make it a host in Network Configuration. Just type the IP address and then under Name type localhost.youripaddress and whatever you want for the aliases.

Mike
 
Old 07-23-2003, 11:38 PM   #3
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oops!

Last edited by funkenbooty; 07-23-2003 at 11:39 PM.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 09:29 PM   #4
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that's part of the problem, i think: i can't give it an ip 'cause it gets the ip from dhcp, and it's always different.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 11:56 AM   #5
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nevermind, i have discovered the problem... an obscure if statement in the dhclient-script. thanks for all your help.
 
  


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