[CentOS] quick question on machine name

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 19:12:39 UTC 2007

On 7/19/07, Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com> wrote:

> The name of the machine in /etc/hosts is TomSlick.xyz.com TomSlick (for
> example).
> the name of the machine in /etc/sysconfig/network HOSTNAME=TomSlick.xyz.com
> Note both are upper case:
> Yet when I login as root the prompt is showing me tomslick in lower case
> not a combo upper lower.

Correct. DNS is not case sensitive.

> I have grepped /etc and below for tomslick and cannot find why this
> machine name is not a
> combo of upper and lower case.

Because your system is following the RFC.

> I have never ran into this before. Where is this???


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George Orwell

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