Server name change

Alexander Dalloz alexander.dalloz at
Wed May 19 12:21:31 UTC 2004

Am Mi, den 19.05.2004 schrieb Bogdan Rotariu um 13:29:

> > How can I change the name of my server. I once upon a time knew. Had a mem
> > crash, could somebody please remind me.

> edit /etc/sysconfig/network
> and edit/put HOSTNAME=yourhost.domain.tld
> or do hostname yourhost.domain.tld (that will work untill the server is
> rebooted)

Do not change it while running X (if you have X on the server).

And do not forget to adjust the corresponding entry in /etc/hosts, to
have a valid entry for the host's IP and the new hostname there too.


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