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Old 10-15-2002
Question change hostname

Hi, ( running solaris 8 )
I know how to change the hostname temparily, by login in as root
hostname = xxxxx

but, this obviously goes when the system is rebooted. I'm not sure what files need changing to make this a permant change.
Could anyone help me please?
# 2  
Old 10-15-2002
I think

Check the /etc/hosts table, i think you need to change the hostname here also.

After you did this, you can check the /etc directory for more hits on your old hostname:
cd /etc
grep <old hostname> *

if you find some, you had to change then too
# 3  
Old 10-15-2002
You need to change /etc/hostname.interface (.ge, .hme0,.le0) and /etc/nodename. Then reboot the machine. You can make the necessary changes in your /etc/hosts file to the new hostname.
# 4  
Old 10-15-2002
You can use the command : /usr/sbin/sys-unconfig

The command will be change all necessary files.

For more information, see man pages.

I hope help you !

# 5  
Old 10-15-2002
Just in summary

Files to change ..
# 6  
Old 10-16-2002
I forgot to mention, that I'm using DHCP, and my sun gets assigned the name "unknown"

I tried some of the advice, but I'm still struggling. when it boots up it still comes up with the name unknown.

any more ideas.
# 7  
Old 10-16-2002
You might need to change something on the DHCP server, or even possibly on a DNS server (I'm not sure if Solaris gets it's hostname from reverse-DNS after getting an address via DHCP).
You should check with your network administrator.
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