k5di at zianet.com
Sun Feb 10 16:30:20 UTC 2008
Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-02-10 at 05:58 -0700, 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 (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
>> 64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): 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.
> Tony gave a good answer to where it is defined. If you change localhost
> from 127.0.0.1, Ubuntu will change it back. You can, however, add a line
> in /etc/hosts using 127.0.1.1 and any hostname you chose. This may be
> what you need to solve the problem.
> good luck,
Well I think never should you have two names to a ip address. I was
doing that yesterday and Ubuntu got VERY confused. So yes I can use, for
example k5di.com provided that I define it exactly the same in hosts and
host.conf and maybe elsewhere.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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