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Friday, March 5, 2010

How to change canonical hostname?

Change Host Name
This applies to Fedora/Red Hat systems.
The host name is set during boot in the file /etc/rc.sysinit. In what follows, .yourdomain refers to a domain you own. If you don't own a domain, use .localdomain instead. Also the word yourhost refers to the host name you want to use.

Edit /etc/sysconfig/network. This file is sourced by the script in /etc/rc.sysinit.
Set the variable HOSTNAME to your host name.
See /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
Edit /etc/hosts.
The format of this file is:

Edit the line begining with; add the long and short versions of your host name to the end.
Example: localhost.localdomain localhost yourhost.yourdomain yourhost
See man 5 hosts

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