Setting The Hostname

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by AdykOSu, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. AdykOSu

    AdykOSu New Member

    Code:
    cho server1.example.com > /etc/hostname
    /bin/hostname -F /etc/hostname
    as it shows is the how to ..perfect setup! the thing is that i don't understand what it does exactly!:confused:

    i replaced server1.example.com with the one i use ( ady.xhost.ro ).
    hostname shouldn't be replaced with the nostname name i gave during installation ( e.g.: host1 )?
    i followed the 2 stepts and no message replied! is that good or what?
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    It gives your system a new hostname.

    That's ok.

    Which installation?

    That's normal. You can check your new hostname by running
    Code:
    hostname
    or
    Code:
    hostname -f
     
  3. AdykOSu

    AdykOSu New Member

    The Perfect Setup - Debian Sarge (3.1) - Page 3 installation.
    i ran " hostname " and it worked
    i ran " hostname -f " and it replied
    Code:
    hostname: hostname lookup failure
    ...why is that? does it need to be connected to the internet to reply a positive answer? :)
    thx very much falko! & till! you've helped me so much! thx again!
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    What's the output of
    Code:
    hostname
    ?

    What's in /etc/hosts?
     
  5. AdykOSu

    AdykOSu New Member

    when i run " hostname " the output is
    Code:
    upload4me.ws43.com
    as i intented to be.
    when i run " nano hostname " ( i don't know if this is the way i should ).. thers is nothing there ( inside the file? )

    in /etc/hosts , suppose using
    Code:
    nano /etc/hosts
    there is :
    Code:
    127.0.01   localhost.localdomain   localhost   adeekos
    
    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1       ip6-localhost  ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
    ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
    ...allthough i don't know what each mean :confused:
     
  6. till

    till Super Moderator

    First, the line:

    127.0.01 localhost.localdomain localhost adeekos

    must be:

    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost adeekos


    Then there should be a line with your hostname and your IP like this:

    192.168.0.1 upload4me.ws43.com

    You must replace 192.168.0.1 with your server IP.
     
  7. danf.1979

    danf.1979 ISPConfig Developer

    I have this in /etc/hosts
    Code:
    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost alcon
    
    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
    ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
    
    Would it be correct if I added this line? Change X with corresponding numbers:
    Code:
    200.104.X.X mundohosting.cl
    
    Or would it be necessary to put subdomain.mundohosting.cl ? Note that 200.104.X.X is my public IP.
    Many thanks.
     
  8. till

    till Super Moderator

    It should be:

    200.104.X.X subdomain.mundohosting.cl
     

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