[plug] Hostname change
ian.kent at pobox.com
Wed Apr 26 21:05:38 WST 2000
At 06:21 PM 26-04-00 +0800, you wrote:
>To change the name instantly/temporarily, use...
> hostname newhostname
> domainname newdomainname
>...to make the change permanent, on a redhattish system, you will need
Are you sure about this?
I can't see how the NIS domain name is related to the hostname or for that
>to also edit /etc/sysconfig/network and change the HOSTNAME= line (the
>name) and the NISDOMAIN= line (the domain). Again on a redhattish
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/network restart
>...to see if the permanent changes you made were right.
NISDOMAIN is not used in setting the hostname or the DNS domain name on a
I believe to change the hostame of a Redhat system you need to change the
HOSTNAME= and possibly the DOMAINNAME= in /etc/sysconfig/network and
restart your system.
The DOMAINNAME variable is set by config. programs but not actually used at
system startup (as far as I can see).
Simply because so much stuff uses hostname or IP address related services!
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