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Author Topic: hostname?  (Read 2288 times)


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« on: March 31, 2009, 08:38:28 pm »

I am pretty new to vector linux, i actually installed it last night. i am in the process of trying to get TightVNC to work but in a both related and totally unrelated topic I am wondering what this whole hostname business is about? I set it to the default, but why exactly is the need for that? i changed it once and then i was locked out of the operating system. i've used RH 9 once before and there was no requirement for such a thing i think using that default hostname is causing a conflict with trying to get TightVNC to work? what other options do i have with this whole hostname business?


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Re: hostname?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 03:03:22 am »

Add this to your /etc/nsswitch.conf

hosts:     files dns wins winbind