[CentOS] Re: Changing hostname?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Sep 15 23:20:16 UTC 2008


on 9-14-2008 12:06 AM Marcus Moeller spake the following:
> Dear Bob.
> 
>> /etc/sysconfig/network
>> Hostname=server1.mydomain.com
>> (where the domain is one of my websites on the server, actually my name
>> server too)
> 
> As mentioned before, I cannot see that this variable is used in any form.
> 
>> Change /etc/hosts
>> First of all, leave all the original stuff and do not alter.
>> Underneath the original stuff, just add
>> <ipaddress>  server1.mydomain.com
>>
>> REBOOT
> 
> If you have read the initial posting this is about setting up the
> hostname on machines without a network connection (but loopback).
> 
> Best Regards
> Marcus
Why does a system that doesn't have any way to communicate with any other 
machine even need a hostname?



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