Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sun Feb 10 15:37:45 UTC 2008

Tony Arnold wrote:
> Karl,
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>     Getting back to karl-desktop. This is the 'hostname' given to my 
>> system by the Ubuntu loader. To use the applications I want to the 
>> 'hostname' has to change.
>>     If I ping localhost I get:
>> karl at karl-desktop:~$ ping localhost
>> PING localhost ( 56(84) bytes of data.
>> 64 bytes from localhost ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.041 ms
>> which is perfect. But where do I get the localhost from? It is not 
>> defined in /etc/host.conf like other Linux.
> localhost is defined in /etc/hosts and is always The host
> name (karl-desktop in your case) is defined in /etc/hostname. I'm not
> sure what the impact of changing this would be though.
> Regards,
> Tony.
    Hi Tony and thanks. I have a good idea what the impact is. Fooling 
around with things in host.conf had bad effects. No X Window ect :-)

    Here is what is in hosts:

karl at karl-desktop:/etc$ cat hosts       localhost       karl-desktop

# 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
karl at karl-desktop:/etc$

    I will think on this and see what might be done.



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