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Jim
post Jun 21 2004, 03:51 PM
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my host name at home used to be just localhost, I reset my router last night and now I have this long nonsense host name thats like a mac address, actually, I think it is a mac, but either way, how do I control that so I can make it something shorter if not cooler?


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post Jun 22 2004, 01:18 PM
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Look in to following files..

/etc/hosts
/etc/sysconfig/network

use command hostname
and you would be able to change the host name!!!!


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post Jun 22 2004, 03:19 PM
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Why would you MAC address come in place of your host name.. Are you sure its not an IPv6 addy?

ex: IPv6 loopback = 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1


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