How do I change my hostname?
My current one is "localhost." (the redhat default)
Is there a command to change this name?
This "localhost" is the default dummy name for the local loopback interface with the
If you really don't like this name then try to modify it in "/etc/hosts" to "any_new_free_name".
Then reboot your machine and check if the modification works by running "ping any_new_free_name"
> ping any_new_free_name
should respond with something like
PING any_new_free_name (127.0.0.1) from 127.0.0.1 : 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from any_new_free_name (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=0.053 ms
But i think it's not a very good idea to change it!
BTW Your hostname is that name you get if you run the command "hostname".
Would there be a problem if I change the short hostname as in:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain doom
And i've hoped it was April 1. :-(
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