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changing hostname

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by testudo, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. testudo

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    WHM makes it easy to change the hostname of the server. But what's the overall impact of doing this? Besides mail headers, what else does it affect? Do you have to reboot the box afterward?
     
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    It also changes your bash prompt. So instead of say root@ns1 it could be root@HOSTNAME . It doesnt put the full hostname. It puts just the first word.
     
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    Oh BTW the server doesn't need to be rebooted. Although I do suggest you reboot it. Proftp and alot of other services try to verify the hostname when the server boots up. So for safety I'd give it a reboot.
     
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