SUMMARY: Solaris 9 name change

From: Vahid Moghaddasi <>
Date: Sun Jul 14 2002 - 23:22:13 EDT
Sorry for the late summary, I wanted to test
everything before I post this. I have
received numerous replies and mostly
suggested to run sys-unconfig then reboot,
that method of course works fine if the
system is in your basement and you are
playing with it, but is the system is miles
away without a console connection, that will
be a bit difficult to do.
The following files are sufficient to change
the hostname, however SMC and ldap will
fail, you will have to use their
administration console to set the new name.
There will be lots of errors on the console
before you can actually change the name.
Thanks to those who replied specially:
German, Vinnie and


---- Vahid Moghaddasi
wrote ----

> To: " Sun-Managers"
> From: Vahid Moghaddasi <sunman>
> Reply-To: <sunman>
> Subject: Solaris 9 name change
> Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 14:17:52 -0400
> Hi everyone,
> I have done this countless number of times
without problem on earlier versions, but I 
> changed the name of a machine running
Solaris 9 and it seems there are lots of 
> things depends on it. For example SMC does
not work since it still wants to 
> connect to the old address. I don't know
about other things that may not work. I do 
> not want to add the old name as an alias
to the hosts file just to see what and where 
> has to be updated with the new name. I
have changes the following files:
> /etc/hosts
> /etc/hostname.*
> /etc/net/*/hosts
> /etc/nodename
> /etc/auto_home (apparently solaris 9
updates this)
> and some more that I don't recall...
> I appreciate any help and will summarize,
> Thank you,
> Vahid.
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