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17 years 3 months ago #20758 by freenet
Machine name was created by freenet
Hello people i want to know how to change the name of my machine in linux im refering to the name that appears for example when you start a terminal session it gives you something like :

root@name1# so how to change this name ;) , a newbie cuestion right !
Well thnx in advance.
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17 years 2 months ago #21569 by ConfiguringCuriosity
Hey Freenet
What kind of linux do you have?
I have got Ubuntu :)
-Jim
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17 years 2 months ago #21580 by custom163
Replied by custom163 on topic Re: Machine name
Not sure about all distros but if you edit /etc/sysconfig/network on redhat based distros that will do the trick.

Also make sure you edit your /etc/hosts file to reflect the name change

Think that is all
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