SUMMARY: Changing the hostname

From: Prabhat Karki (
Date: Thu Feb 24 2000 - 09:16:11 CST

I'd like to thank all of those, who sent me tips. Normally, I mention their names. But this time, I reveived around 50 responses.

My original question was:
 Hi Gurus,
> I have a sparc 5 Solaris 2.5 system. I'm trying to change it's hostname. Is there anyway I can do it without reinstallation or losing any files?
> Prabhat

There are two ways you can do it.

1. edit the following files replacing the old hostname with the new hostname.
/etc/hostname.hme0 or whatever interface it is.
boot the system

2. by using the /usr/sbin/sys-unconfig command
      this command will bring you to the ok prompt
       boot the system and follow the instructions to re-name the machine.

If you're changing the network of the system with different hostname and IP address, I'd recommend step 2.

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