Friday, May 6, 2011

How to change hostname in Linux

1)   Edit file /etc/sysconfig/network using your favourite editor. In my case is VI. So i'll enter  #vi /etc/sysconfig/network

2)   Look for HOSTNAME=xxxxxx

3)   Change the xxxx to the name you wish to set for your computer. (ex:

4)   Save the file and restart the xinetd service. Type  #service xinetd restart

5)   Done! You have just changed your hostname in Linux platform

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