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RE: : [ FC2 ] ::.. NON-CRITICAL config question.




> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Courie II [mailto:kernel-panic ontheb us] 
> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:06 AM
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Subject: ..:: [ FC2 ] ::.. NON-CRITICAL config question. 
> 
> 
> Hey all, My name is john and I am brand new to linux. I can 
> count the hours booted into linux in my fingers, but I got 
> sold on the F/OSS ideal and I am going to make this work.
> 
> I installed FC2 last night and when it resolves my hostname 
> through eth0 
> it is some long ass nonsense that it gets dynamiclly from COMCAST.
> 
> I want to change that to be a name I pick
> 
> I looked through the BASH manual and through a few orielly 
> books on tcpip, I googled and looked through some n00b 
> forums, no luck...
> 
> How do I configure my system to have a custom name that shows 
> up on the prompt while still accepting and using the dynamic 
> IP sent from comcast?
> 
> I understand that there are considerably more critical issues 
> that need to be adressed but I suspect that this question is 
> trivial to many of you and can be anwsered easily.
> 
> any help would be greatly appreciated.
> 

Hi,
Since you are new to Linux, you might want to run system-config-network and
select the NIC that is configured with DHCP, configure the hostname
manually, and save and reboot.

Yang



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