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Old 02-17-2002
newbie question about hostnames

When I log into bash it will say my username @localhost I wondering how do I change localhost to another such as draco.I've the using the hostname command as root but it changes back to localhost after I reboot.I was wondering how would I hide my ISP hostname in linux.Because when I log into an IRC session it will say something like mike@tnt1.boston.kn.mk1.com.I want to mask it as something else (i.e I.love.britney.spears.com) I seen other do it I just want to know how
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Old 02-17-2002
angelfly,
Ahhh i understand your question. You want to hide your @**bla-bla.com to something like @.i.love.britney.com somesort of like that. Ok for that part in terms of irc they are using a host service called BNC. They connect thru it and let it appear like that. But for what i know even if you configure your localhost.localdomain in /etc/localhost your will come thru the same problem again. The Ip as you said mike@tnt1.boston.kn.mk1.com been assigned specially by your ISP and if you want it to appear something else then what yous isp provided you need to subscribe to soem speacial accounts or services something to have it. And it costs pretyy much. Hope you can understand this. Post back if you still need help on this.
 

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