Bug 54849 - Can't set a hostname witha a '-' character in it.
Can't set a hostname witha a '-' character in it.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 2001-10-20 20:42 EDT by Chris Kloiber
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-10-26 05:54:48 EDT
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Patch to entry input filters, applicable in dir /usr/share/redhat-config-network/netconfpkg/ (1.85 KB, patch)
2001-10-26 05:22 EDT, Nils Philippsen
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Description Chris Kloiber 2001-10-20 20:42:59 EDT
Description of Problem:

redhat-config-network will not allow me to set the hostname of the machine
to a name containing a '-' character ie:


It won't let you set it in the alias field either.

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Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-10-21 21:00:25 EDT
Will look into it.
Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2001-10-26 05:00:36 EDT
You can set a hostname with an underscore. I guess there is an input filter
which filters dashes (which are RFC-conformant) instead of underscores (which
Comment 3 Nils Philippsen 2001-10-26 05:22:16 EDT
Created attachment 35181 [details]
Patch to entry input filters, applicable in dir /usr/share/redhat-config-network/netconfpkg/
Comment 4 Nils Philippsen 2001-10-26 05:23:21 EDT
The unpatched filters also take the pipe character '|' as input, the patch
fixes this as well.
Comment 5 Harald Hoyer 2001-10-26 05:54:42 EDT
fixed in cvs

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