[clug-talk] hostname

Mitchell Brown mbgb14 at gmail.com
Mon May 8 09:34:47 PDT 2006


If I change it in /etc/hosts then localhost will no longer work if i type in
"http://localhost" will it. This sounds like a bad idea as localhost should
always point to the local machine, yes?

On 5/8/06, Darren L <xlr8me at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> check the network config file.
>
> check under /etc/hostname (if it exists)
>
> check /etc/hosts
>
>
>
> On 5/8/06, Mitchell Brown < mbgb14 at gmail.com> 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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