Saturday, July 26, 2008

Changing hostname in linux

to change the hostname:
Method 1:

from terminal run this command

$sudo echo "your_new_hostname" > /etc/hostname

Method 2"

System > Administration > Network > General (tab)

and change "Host name" value to whatever you want

a good tip is to add your new hostname to /etc/hosts

$sudo echo " your_new_hostname" >> /etc/hosts

p.s. tested on Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 LTS

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