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Re: dhcp evils



On Sun, 17 Apr 2005, Craig White wrote:

> On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 12:08 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> > /etc/hosts contains only
> > # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
> > # that require network functionality will fail.
> > 127.0.0.1               localhost.localdomain localhost
> >
> > I that infer my machine has not been getting its hostname through DNS.
> >
> > Is there a way to ask the system where it did get the hostname?
> ----
> cat /etc/sysconfig/network

That gives me
NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME=localhost.localdomain
which to me is not informative.

> you can edit there if you wish - probably have to '/sbin/service network
> restart' to get it to take though.
>
> My guess is that you named this machine when you did the original
> install.

Assuming I did so (it was orange and it tasted like orange juice),
where would that information be stored?

> the 'nslookup 24.117.45.226' provides resolution based upon reverse dns
> for the ip range which obviously is provided by your provider,
> cableone.net and is typical for residential dhcp clients on public ip
> space.

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Mike   hennebry web cs ndsu NoDak edu
"I AM DEATH, NOT TAXES.  *I* ONLY TURN UP ONCE."  --  Death


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