[clug-talk] hostname

Mitchell Brown mbgb14 at gmail.com
Mon May 8 09:33:01 PDT 2006


I don't seem to have a hostname file in etc :-/ should I make it?

On 5/8/06, timmy <tim at timmy.ws> wrote:
>
> Try manually editing the /etc/hostname file. That file is read upon
> bootup to set the hostname. I had the same issue with Debian; the
> 'hostname' command only applied to that sessin, but upon reboot, the
> /etc/hostname file was read and set back to the old hostname.
>
>
> HTH
>
> Mitchell Brown wrote:
>
> > Hi, sorry for frequent posting but this is something that has vexed me
> > forever!
> >
> > localhost being the hostname sucks. Now, I can goto a terminal and do
> > "hostname mynewhostname" as root and it changes it. For that session.
> > As soon as I reboot its back to localhost!!!! Why? How can I change
> > it? I know in U/Kubuntu you set it during the install, and it actually
> > sticks but thats the only distro so far that I've seen!!!
> >
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