Re: dhcp evils
From: Michael Hennebry (hennebry_at_web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu)
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 11:19:53 -0500 (CDT) To: For users of Fedora Core releases <email@example.com>
On Sun, 17 Apr 2005, Craig White wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 12:44 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> > On Sun, 17 Apr 2005, Craig White wrote:
> > > On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 12:08 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> > > > /etc/hosts contains only
> > > > # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
> > > > # that require network functionality will fail.
> > > > 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
> > > >
> > > > I that infer my machine has not been getting its hostname through DNS.
> > > >
> > > > Is there a way to ask the system where it did get the hostname?
> > > ----
> > > cat /etc/sysconfig/network
> > That gives me
> > NETWORKING=yes
> > HOSTNAME=localhost.localdomain
> > which to me is not informative.
> > > you can edit there if you wish - probably have to '/sbin/service network
> > > restart' to get it to take though.
> > >
> > > My guess is that you named this machine when you did the original
> > > install.
> > Assuming I did so (it was orange and it tasted like orange juice),
> > where would that information be stored?
> informative is a relative thing - one must also be able to comprehend
> what is meant by the answer.
> In this case, your computer thinks its' name is 'localhost.localdomain'
Actually my computer thinks its name is 'stmike'.
That is what hostname tells me.
If I give hostname arguments, it still gives me 'stmike'.
> of course, doing it this way, it is only temporarily setting it. To
> permanently set it, probably best to edit /etc/sysconfig/network.
> If you had permanently set a different hostname at install time, it
> would have shown up there.
It didn't show up there.
I did a find from / to fgrep for stmike.
Except for files in /home/hennebry I got
None of these seem like likely prospects.
Even running as root, I did get several permission denied messages.
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