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Bug 1733 - ifup-post hostname configuration
ifup-post hostname configuration
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-03-24 03:13 EST by peticola
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-24 09:15:32 EST
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Description peticola 1999-03-24 03:13:48 EST
The need_hostname() function only sets
NEEDHOSTNAME if the hostname is set to
some default value like 'localhost'.

But in a setting such as PPP with dynamic
IP address assignment, you will often log
in and log out many times. The first time
you connect with ppp, ifup-post will set the hostname
to reflect your new ip address, but subsequent
ppp sessions will retain the old (now probably
incorrect) hostname.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-24 09:15:59 EST
in the initscripts for 5.9.1 & higher, this has been fixed so
that the hostname is not set when using ppp & slip interfaces.

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