[CentOS] Changing hostname?
roberth at abbacomm.net
Sat Sep 13 17:07:43 UTC 2008
> John R Pierce wrote:
> indeed, having the hostname bound to the loopback interface seems to
> break a bunch of our java stuff too. first thing we've always had to
> do after a CentOS/RHEL install is change /etc/hosts, and put the
> hostname on its own line with the static IP, or leave it out entirely.
Hit that nail on the head and exactly what I was describing.
Thing is, why does upstream and/or other distros do that?
What is the reasoning?
We should understand it if there is such a thing yet it appears many of us
change it regardless.
I do know a several people that are not aware of it when they do installs...
and I have to remind or fix.
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