what to do after an IP change

Alexander Dalloz alexander.dalloz at uni-bielefeld.de
Tue Aug 3 01:10:59 UTC 2004

Am Di, den 03.08.2004 schrieb Ben Vitale um 2:42:

> Hi,
>   If my cable provider changes my IP while the computer is running, what 
> can I do to update my local hostname?  e.g., the part after bvitale..
> [bvitale at pcp0010126256pcs ~]$
>   The reason I ask is because after the IP change, sendmail no longer 
> forwarded my local LogWatch messages properly, because it was trying to 
> send from a hostname that was no longer valid.

> Ben

That is the wrong question or strategy. Give your Fedora host a name
other than localhost and there is no more dynamic hostname change

/etc/sysconfig/network --> HOSTNAME=foo.bar.baz

And reflect your hostname in the /etc/hosts file too for IP mapping.


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