[CentOS] hostname service?

Wed Dec 30 16:15:07 UTC 2015
Brandon Vincent <Brandon.Vincent at asu.edu>

On Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 8:50 AM, Nicholas Geovanis
<nickgeovanis at gmail.com> wrote:
> I see that I couldn't previously find it with systemctl because it is a
> "static" service, neither enabled nor disabled. What is "static" really
> intended to mean here? The other static services seem to be boot-time
> related for the most part, eg anaconda, pvscan....

A "static" service is basically one that can't be disabled. It is
statically enabled by being referenced in a systemd target.

> Man for hostnamectl (also new to me) indicates some potential uses for the
> hostnamed-maintained names, yet I see nothing obvious making use of that
> info. Can you give me an example?
> Thanks for the clues.....Nick Geovanis

freedesktop.org has some examples of when and why the different
hostnames would be used and how they're generated when the user
doesn't provide more than the traditional static hostname [1].

Brandon Vincent

[1] http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/hostnamed/