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Old 08-28-2003, 01:52 PM   #1
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How to find a name of Linux box!

Hi, everyone!
I have a newbie question:
How to find a name of Linux box?
I'm installing a samba server and I need a name of linux box to add to the other w2k box!
Thx in advance!
Old 08-28-2003, 01:55 PM   #2
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do you mean this name?
cat /etc/sysconfig/network | grep HOSTNAME
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To find the name for SMB its in the smb.conf file. there is a entry that says "netbios name=" thats where you can find it
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At the command line, type: hostname
Old 08-28-2003, 03:07 PM   #5
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Thx guys, the command hostname showed me the exact name like the w2k machine when connected the linux machine on network!
I really do not understand why when I connect to Linux box like a root the command in shell is like this
"linux:/" and this is the machine name. I was expecting more the invitation like "root:/"

thx again!


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