[plug] Hostname change - why NISDOMAIN?
leon at brooks.smileys.net
Thu Apr 27 15:28:05 WST 2000
Ian Kent wrote:
> I can't see how the NIS domain name is related to the hostname or for that
> matter DNS.
> NISDOMAIN is not used in setting the hostname or the DNS domain name on a
> Redhat system.
Not in theory.
> 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).
Likewise - however, NISDOMAIN _is_ used by startup: it is used to set
the domainname, which I why I recommended changing it - this code
snippet is from /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit :
# Set the NIS domain name
if [ -n "$NISDOMAIN" ]; then
action "Setting NIS domain name $NISDOMAIN" domainname
This is from a Mandrake install, but I first noticed the effect on a
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