SUMMARY: changing host name

From: Michael Wright (
Date: Thu May 06 1999 - 10:39:50 CDT

Hi all,

Thanks to all that replied. Here is a summary of the responses I had on
changing my host's name and IP.

The supported way is using sys-unconfig. This requires a reboot and then
putting in the new hosts information. This is probably not a good idea for
NIS or NIS+ masters.

Several responses directed to change:
        hostname in /etc/hosts
        hostname in /etc/hostname.[hme?, le?, be?]
        hostname in /etc/nodename

Others included the files:

I've used the long list of six filenames before and that was what I was
looking for. I'm going to use the sys-unconfig this time.

Thanks again, Michael

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