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doom 12-22-02 01:19 AM

How do I change my hostname?
My current one is "localhost." (the redhat default)
Is there a command to change this name?

Klaus-P 12-22-02 10:49 AM

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 ( from : 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from any_new_free_name ( 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".

doom 12-22-02 12:46 PM

Would there be a problem if I change the short hostname as in: localhost.localdomain localhost

to localhost.localdomain doom

Klaus-P 12-22-02 02:10 PM

And i've hoped it was April 1. :-(

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