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Re: changing a computer's name

edit /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts


On Thu, 5 Dec 2002, Jeff Cours wrote:

> sean finney wrote:
> > have you restarted those daemons?  i think some of them may make a single
> > call to hostname when they start up, and never ask again until they
> > reload or restart.
> Yes, when I saw that the old name was being used, I figured someone
> must be caching it somewhere. Since I didn't know which processes or
> how many, I took the easy way out and rebooted. Unfortunately, that
> doesn't seem to have changed the situation -- it looks like the old
> name must be stored in a file somewhere that the daemons are reading.
> - Jeff
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