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Old 09-02-2011
Hostname command issue

Hi All,

I am using redhat Linux 5.2.2 on vmware. I have created VM Machine using kickstart & rest 10 machines i created using vmware cloning.

On the base machine which i installed from kickstart its showing FQDN using hostname --fqdn but cloned machines are showing hosts name i have chnaged all the file which i know very well as below.
I chnaged ipaddress,hostname & MAC ID of the new system.


I have provided FQDN in /etc/hosts file.

Can anyone suggests what can be the issue.


# 2  
Old 09-02-2011
the fqdn option is somewhat nebulous... so if you're not using DNS and not use NIS then it will get the value (supposedly) from whatever you supplied in /etc/hosts. You can do strace -f hostname --fqdn to try to determine what it is trying to use.
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