dominet

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I want to change the hostname of my server i tried &change hostname& option and it worked &fine&


But bounce email still showing old hostname. and if i go to EDIT SETUP still showing the old hostname with this note: This is the current hostname of this server. (The value of this attribute cannot be modified).


How to complete change the hostname of the box?
 

awsol

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Mine still says ns1.domain.com also in the edit setup. But my hostname was changed to gizmo.domain.com. After you change the hostname make sure to do Add an A entry for your hostname.
 

Annette

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You can also check /etc/HOSTNAME. I've noticed that the option to change the hostname from WHM does not always change this item.
 

Annette

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/etc/HOSTNAME is also present on many systems.

[email protected] [/etc]# more HOSTNAME
gaia.hmdns.net

If you don't have it, you don't have it, but you might consider adding it.

You can also check /etc/sysconfig/network to ensure that entry is updated as well. Do make sure you add an A entry as Steve says for the new hostname, too.
 
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bdraco

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[quote:494e0e38f4][i:494e0e38f4]Originally posted by Annette[/i:494e0e38f4]

/etc/HOSTNAME is also present on many systems.

[email protected] [/etc]# more HOSTNAME
gaia.hmdns.net

If you don't have it, you don't have it, but you might consider adding it.

You can also check /etc/sysconfig/network to ensure that entry is updated as well. Do make sure you add an A entry as Steve says for the new hostname, too.[/quote:494e0e38f4]

Redhat doesn't use /etc/HOSTNAME ... I think this is a slackware deal.
 

Annette

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Mandrake, Debian, et al. However, for compatibility purposes (for older sw), RH recommends making /etc/HOSTNAME the same as whatever the hostname variable is in /etc/sysconfig/network. YMMV. dominet hasn't been back, though, so maybe one of these things worked for him. If not, we'll have to leave it to you. :)