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    Hostname of machine

    Currently I guess my Host name is just localhosr@localdomain. It serves its purpose as I can access it from across the lan but is it recommended to change this to something else.

    The reason I am asking is because I am going to instal wbmin RPM and I want every thing setup corrects before I install it.

    Please tell me if I should change this, if so how

    I am still doing everything as root. I know its not proper so tell me how to change this

    Regarding webmin, what should I change before I install it


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    Re: Hostname of machine

    I forgot to say that I still have not configured samba completly yet

    http://www.linuxjunior.org/cgi-bin/Y...num=1011720966

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    Re: Hostname of machine

    use netcnfg to ste you host name - it should be one of the first options.

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    Re: Hostname of machine

    edit your /etc/sysconfig/network file and replace the localhost.localdomain with what you want.

    Then edit /etc/hosts (LEAVE THE LOCALHOST ENTRY!!!)

    than above the localhost entry, add an entry for your new hostname.

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    Re: Hostname of machine

    Is it ok to leave it be or is it recommended to change it

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    Re: Hostname of machine

    Doesn't matter if it's only a single system. If it's networked with other machines and you wanted it to have identified as unique name and share resources, then you need to rename it.

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