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Old 12-22-02, 11:49 AM   #2
Klaus-P
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This "localhost" is the default dummy name for the local loopback interface with the
IP 127.0.0.1

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".
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