[linux-elitists] hostname question

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer@videotron.ca
Sun Sep 19 07:54:44 PDT 2004


Darlene Wallach wrote:
> What do I put in my hosts file for my machine so I
> have a valid hostname?

Something along the line of :


127.0.0.1    localhost.localdomain sigil.outland localhost sigil


In this case, my hostname is sigil.outland.

With RedHat/Fedora, beside an entry in /etc/hosts, you might want to 
edit /etc/sysconfig/network and change the HOSTNAME value.  This is 
being setted by the installer; there is probably a GUI to change it but 
I'll be damned if I knew where it is.



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