Re: Changing host name
- From: Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 11:13:09 -0430
On Tue, 2010-04-06 at 16:20 +0100, Michael Thompson wrote:
On 06/04/2010 16:05, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Tue, 2010-04-06 at 15:51 +0100, Michael Thompson wrote:Yup, I knew that. I'm changing the network name, not localhost. The
When I change the hostname on my fedora 12 box, from the installation"localhost" is assumed always to exist and to be bound to 127.0.0.1 (see
default of localhost.localdomain, the network dies until it is reset
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Localhost). You can of course give your
machine another name as well (just add additional names to the localhost
line in /etc/hosts), but you can't remove the meaning of localhost
without breaking things.
hosts file reads:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost feddesk
::1 localhost.localdomain localhost6 localhost feddesk
Your original post says "When I change the hostname on my fedora 12 box,
from the installation default of localhost.localdomain ...". "Change
from the default" means "substitute something for the default".
Believe it or not, I'm not stupid.
No-one called you stupid, so that kind of reaction is uncalled for. And
don't push the blame for a misunderstanding onto the reader when your
question is badly formulated.
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