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[ale] changing hostname



Might depend on the dist. you're running, but under RH check out
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.  Depending on whether you have a network setup, it
might be changing hostname there.

"McCord, Charlie" wrote:
> 
> > at a command prompt, if i try 'hostname newName', the name changes but
> > it reverts back to the old name at reboot.
> >
> > i've even vi'd /etc/HOSTNAME and /proc/system/kernel/hostname. the
> > change still only lasts until a reboot.
> >
> > i've also tried 'hostname -f  /etc/HOSTNAME' again it only lasts until
> > a reboot.
> >
> > however, if i use the gui 'netcfg' the name change sticks.  i prefer
> > not to do it this way.
> >
> > any ideas?  thanks, charlie mccord
> >
> >
> >

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Until later: Geoffrey		esoteric at denali.atlnet.com

You mean you paid MONEY for Service Pack '98????