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Old 08-30-2003, 11:07 PM   #1
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Hey! how can i change the login name from yjonah@localhost to yjonah@score.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 11:39 PM   #2
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To set a hostname, edit the HOSTNAME line in /etc/sysconfig/network
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HOSTNAME=score
Then in /etc/hosts, append the name to the end of the first line like this:
Code:
127.0.0.1       localhost.localdomain   localhost score
 
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Old 09-17-2003, 04:14 PM   #3
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COOL. Let's say you've also got a network going with a static IP address of 192.168.0.2. Can I do the same thing on that different IP address so other computers see me as "BillyBob" or whatever?
 
Old 09-18-2003, 11:47 AM   #4
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Yup, sure can. You can also use the cmd-line utility "hostname", rather than mod files directly. E.g., "hostname" tells you your hostname, "hostname BillyBob" sets your hostname to BillyBob. Don't forget to log out and back in to see the effect in a shell.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 10:23 AM   #5
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Just an update: I WAS WRONG! 'hostname' (at least on RH 9.0) does NOT update everything. It only updates /etc/hosts, not /etc/sysconfig/network, so it will NOT WORK (it seems). I have to still manually modify /etc/sysconfig/network, even when using 'hostname', so anyone reading: take Mathieu's advice, not mine and save some time.
 
  


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