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> Changing The Hostname, "How to" in Mandrake 9.2??
post Nov 14 2003, 11:48 AM
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I am jumping from Redhat to Mandrake 9.2
there used to be a file /etc/hostname where you could enter in the HOSTNAME for the computer.

I do not see this in Mandrake 9.2

What file do you use to rename the HOSTNAME? I don't want to do it through the GUI.

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post Nov 14 2003, 01:05 PM
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Try typing:

hostname blahblahblah

as root.
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post Nov 14 2003, 04:40 PM
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also make sure to add the hostname in the /etc/hosts file...

If the computer is using dhcp, add the hostname to the localhost line like this: localhost new_hostname new_hostname.domain

if the pc has a static address, add an additional line like this right after the localhost line: localhost
aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd new_hostname new_hostname.domain

(aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd is the static IP address ... new_hostname is the computer's name (ie. fred)... new_hostname.domain is the Fully Qualified domain name of the PC (if it has one, ie.

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