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Old 01-25-2002, 11:24 AM   #1
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Hostname of computer

Currently I guess my Host name is just localhost@localdomain. It serves its purpose as I can access it from across the lan but is it recommended to change this to something else.

The reason I am asking is because I am going to instal wbmin RPM and I want every thing setup corrects before I install it.

Please tell me if I should change this, if so how

I am still doing everything as root. I know its not proper so tell me how to change this

Regarding webmin, what should I change before I install it
Old 01-25-2002, 11:36 AM   #2
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I forgot to say, I still have not configured samba completly
Old 01-25-2002, 11:42 AM   #3
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I thought it had to be localhost.localdomain

But then again, I have no idea
Old 01-26-2002, 09:22 PM   #4
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you can change it but this has caused problems for me in the past. If you do change it make sure you update your /etc/hosts file with your new hostname


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