hostname setup

hostname setup

Post by Pete » Sun, 19 Aug 2001 07:05:19



Hello,
Here's a simple one: How do I set up the hostname of my computer?.
Currently it is localhost.localdomain. I have tried various methods,
but without success.

Regards and thanks
Peter

 
 
 

hostname setup

Post by Swif » Sun, 19 Aug 2001 17:11:50



Quote:>  Hello,
>  Here's a simple one: How do I set up the hostname of my computer?.
>  Currently it is localhost.localdomain. I have tried various methods,
>  but without success.

You can enter one in /etc/sysconfig/network.
        ~$ cat network
        NETWORKING=yes
        HOSTNAME="Zenith.starcenter"
        ~$

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hostname setup

Post by Jayasutha » Mon, 20 Aug 2001 17:48:15


hmmm .... tweak this

edit file /etc/hosts

127.0.0.1   vampire localhost

and

eplx01{suthan}% hostname vampire

... have fun


> Hello,
> Here's a simple one: How do I set up the hostname of my computer?.
> Currently it is localhost.localdomain. I have tried various methods,
> but without success.

> Regards and thanks
> Peter

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1. Local mail problems (bad hostname setup?)

Hi,    

I've just installed Linux on my machine, currently it is a standalone but
will be used with PPP to connect to the Internet later.  I wanted to make
sure I could get everything to work locally (and get a better understanding
of how things work).                      

I have a problem with mail (sendmail) and it seems to be related to the
hostname setup.  Although it's a standalone, I should be able to send
mail to other accounts on the same system, but this doesn't work.

I changed /etc/HOSTNAME as outlined in the installation HOWTO.

Upon booting up, I get the message, "My hostname (predator) does not
seem to exist!  Connection refused!"

If you try to run a mailer and send a message to another account on the
system, you get the same error message.

/var/adm/syslogd has the following line associated with the error:

predator sendmail[51]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): My hostname does not seem
to exist!  Connection refused!

However, I can send email using the "deliver" program if I force the
hostname with the -h option, but this is all I can do.    

It seems to me that this email problem is related to an improper setup
of the hostname or some other config file.  What am I doing
wrong here?  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

/Kevin

P.S.  Yes, I also read the email howto and tried a few things as
outlined there, none had any effect.

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