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Old 09-28-2005, 06:40 PM   #1
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Root@localhost Problem

I recently mapped a windows network drive and now my promt says root@pete . pete being name of windows machine. it used to say root@localhost??? How do i switch it back????

also by being root@pete cause any scripts to not run properly??

it should be root@localhost, when i sart the machine fedora says pete at the startup thats not right


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Old 09-28-2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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Since you don't give any details on how you did the mapping, or what config files are involved, I can only give the most general advice.

Use find piped through grep to find where root@pete is defined. It's probably a config file somewhere in /etc. Assign the name localhost to pete: pete=localhost. You may have to do some reading in re the config file to learn how to do it properly.

I ran into something similar to this with Spamassassin (or maybe it was Postfix). Anyhow, it's worth a try.


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