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Old 07-03-2002
hostname in linux

Hi i am using the Kde graphic interface, and what to know how you set the hostname in linux, what do i click?

Ok thanx
# 2  
Old 07-03-2002
Not sure what version you are using but an alternative would be and typing it from the prompt:

linuxconf
# 3  
Old 07-04-2002
Hi Matt,

Just like in webhostingtalk people said. read. Smilie
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Old 07-04-2002
Edit the /etc/sysconfig/network file
By editting this file you can change the HOSTNAME field to the new hostname. Simply use vi to edit the file. These changes will only take effect upon the computer reboot.
Note: On the older versions of Linux, you can change the hostname by editting the /etc/HOSTNAME file.

Another way you can do by Set the hostname using the hostname command Execute the hostname command with the new hostname as the first parameter. For example:

[root@hostname root]# hostname newhostname

This will then change the hostname immediately. However, it will not remeber the changes upon a reboot. Also, it will not change the command prompt to refresh the new hostname. To refresh the prompt, simply logout of the current session and log back in.
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Old 07-05-2002
What's the difference between a HOSTNAME and HOSTID?

Hi All,

I am curious. What is the difference between the Hostname and Hostid?

What are the general ways of getting the hostid of a machine?
Are there ready commands?

What is the different usage of these 2?

Thanks,
noknok
# 6  
Old 07-05-2002
HostID is a unique Number assigned to your computer on the network, Hostname is the name of your computer and how your network identifies your computer are by using the hostname.

To get your system hostid:

Type either /usr/bin/hostid or /usr/ucb/hostid at a command-line.
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Old 07-05-2002
hostid commands

Hi All,

Does anyone have a compilation of the commands to obtain hostids on the different flavours of unix?

Thanks,
noknok
 

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