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Re: [tlug] Hostname

At Fri, 15 Mar 2002 08:45:48 +1100 (EST),
Jim Breen wrote:
> >> Try setting HOSTNAME=... in /etc/sysconfig/network.
> Tried that. That field contained "localhost.localdomain".
> Interesting outcome - (a) the hostname changed (b) dhcp still works
> (c) X did not start (d) when I started X by hand, Gnome whimpered that
> it could not find the new hostname by DNS.

that may be due to a different problem. to be able to resolve
the hostname by its IP address, either create an entry for it in
/etc/hosts or, if your ISP supports dynamic DNS, put DHCP_HOSTNAME=...
can't remember if it should be in ifcfg-eth0 or /etc/sysconfig/network

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