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How to change hostname in Linux

1) Edit file /etc/sysconfig/network using your favourite editor.
vi /etc/sysconfig/network

2) Look for HOSTNAME=xxxxxx

3) Change the xxxx to the name you wish to set for your computer. (

4) Save the file and restart the network service. (ex: type service network restart in your shell)

Done! You have just changed your hostname in Linux platform


Unknown said...

How to set hostname in linux

DevOps said...

To set the hostname, you just have to add the following line at the end of the file "/etc/sysconfig/network"


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