Bug 4604 - ppp changes the name of my pc
ppp changes the name of my pc
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ppp (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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: 4605 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-08-18 20:23 EDT by giuliano
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-20 12:30:07 EDT
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Description giuliano 1999-08-18 20:23:34 EDT
I only have one ppp with IP dynamic connection to the internet, at home. When I upgraded from 5.2 to 6.0 there weren't any problems. Now I have installed 6.0 from the beginning, due to a new partitioning of the hd and the name in /etc/HOSTNAME is changed everytime I connect to the internet to something like "sdts1-09" (the name of the asyncronous port of my ISP's PC). What can I do to avoid this?  Thanks  Giuliano Grandin
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-18 23:07:59 EDT
*** Bug 4605 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

I only have one ppp with IP dynamic connection to the internet, at home. When I upgraded from 5.2 to 6.0 there weren't any problems. Now I have installed 6.0 from the beginning, due to a new partitioning of the hd and the name in /etc/HOSTNAME is changed everytime I connect to the internet to something like "sdts1-09" (the name of the asyncronous port of my ISP's PC). What can I do to avoid this?  Thanks  Giuliano Grandin
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-21 16:44:59 EDT
What does your /etc/sysconfig/ifcfg-ppp* say?
Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 1999-09-20 12:30:59 EDT
In linuxconf, set the name of your machine to something other than
localhost.localdomain and the new name will stick.

In future releases (and our current beta), the name will not be
changed for PPP or SLIP connections.

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