[CentOS] hostname changes
rudiahlers at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 17:57:41 UTC 2009
On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 7:51 PM, Carlos Santana<neubyr at gmail.com> wrote:
> How do I change the hostname?
> In particular, what is the difference between /etc/hosts and
> /etc/sysconfig/network files? Where should I make the changes?
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You should change it in both places, and then run /etc/init.d/network
restart to make it effective.
/etc/hosts basically tells your own machine on which IP a certain
domain resolves to. It's a "scaled down DNS server", and normally only
used if you only need to maintain a few hosts on a network.
/etc/sysconfig/network tells your machine what it's actual hostname is.
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