setting computer name

Bevan C. Bennett bevan at
Wed Feb 25 01:10:59 UTC 2004

Nadeem Bitar wrote:
> echo "<hostname>" > /proc/sys/kernel/hostname

Doesn't that have the same effect as "/bin/hostname <hostname>"?
(Hostname will be set, but only until the next reboot.)

Setting it in /etc/sysconfig/network will cause the standard startup 
scripts to set it on bootup at the appropriate time.

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