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Bug 55746 - Hostname setting problems
Hostname setting problems
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: 2001-11-05 18:13 EST by Alan Cox
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-04-03 05:22:51 EST
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Description Alan Cox 2001-11-05 18:13:40 EST
Changing the hostname doesn't dynamically update the hostname in
the kernel (ie sethostname, utsname etc). A reboot is needed
Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2001-11-06 10:34:22 EST
This is expected behaviour. You need to restart the networking if you change the

Read ya, Phil
Comment 2 Alan Cox 2001-11-06 10:40:45 EST
Can I ask for a change then. This confused me and the person I was with. 

I've updated it to RFE - please stick up a "do you wish to restart networking"
dialog and do so if they say yes
Comment 3 Phil Knirsch 2001-11-06 10:57:15 EST
OK, noted as RFE. What we might actually go for is a dialog after changing the
setup which asks if a restart of the network is wanted. Only doing a hostname
change is not reasonable.

Read ya, Phil
Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2002-04-03 05:22:47 EST
should be fixed in >=0.9.22
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2002-08-14 14:53:21 EDT
Fix confirmed in the current tree.

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