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Re: VDQ : machine names??



Hi,

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 10:27 PM, Beartooth <Beartooth swva net> wrote:
>
>        I know it's a Very Dumb Question; I just can't find a general
> answer that works.
>
>        I want to stop calling all the machines on my LAN
> localhost.localdomain, and give them distinctive names. I have found two
> or three ways of doing so; but they don't stick.
>
>        The only way that really works, for me at least, is to think of
> it (and be ready) while doing a fresh install. When anaconda asks me
> whether to use dhcp, I can click on manual, type in a name, click back to
> using dhcp, and that name lasts.
>
>        I'm not even sure now whether it's mere logging out and back in,
> or just actual reboots that do it, but in a location subject to longer
> power failures than the UPSs I can afford will ride out, I get enough
> reboots, too (alas!).
>
>        One other way that I've tried is to use system-config-network,
> and edit the configuration of eth0; but that seems to be little more than
> a pacifier. I want something that shows up in the prompts, and that I can
> use in ssh and scp, without having to look up IP numbers on the router
> all the time -- especially since not all LAN machines are on one floor.
>From above description, I guess you want a hostname resolution to IP address.
That you can do by editing '/etc/hosts'. After adding hotname/IP pair
you can use host names.
Not sure you want something else.

Thanks,
Anoop

>
>        Clue, please? Pretty please?
>
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