Re: changing hostname
On Friday 25 March 2005 15:47, Paul J. Lucas wrote:
> If I want to change a host's name, I edit:
> which I did, but 'uname -n' still prints the old hostname. Is a
> reboot necessary?
I have seen advice to reboot VERY soon after changing the system's hostname
(which would include using the hostname command), lest bad things happen.
I'm not sure how seriously I take that, given that you can restart most
everything without rebooting, but it wouldn't hurt if you're unsure.