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Re: hostname doesn't stick

On Sunday 17 September 2006 00:27, Tim wrote:
>>>  localhost.localdomain  localhost
>>> For some reason, Fedora likes to put the machine name into the
>>> line, sometimes, despite all the problems that it can cause.
>> Did you do something silly like modify /etc/sysconfig/network? What
>> does it currently say? It should say:
>> HOSTNAME=localhost.localdomain
>> If not you did something to modify it and you have localhost being
>> renamed. Otherwise you may have nasty little spirits camping out
>> digitally on your machine.
>Nup, nothing like that.  I've seen quite a few machines that have the
>machine name inserted there, by the routines that configure the network
>settings for you on a freshly installed machine.
>Usually, the first time around, your machine is localhost.localdomain,
>but sometimes if you've entered a hostname, even if you have a NIC, the
>hostname is inserted into the local loopback address details.  Usually,
>*before* the localhost.localdomain details (of all the worst places to
>do so).

And if that occurs, it needs BZ'd with all due haste, and the author of 
such miss-guided code s/b sent to clean the agean stables as pennance.  
With orders to make them spotless.   That way he won't have time to 
perpetrate any more such tomfoolery...

>(Currently running FC4, occasionally trying FC5.)
>Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.
>I read messages from the public lists.

Cheers, Gene
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