Bug 63230 - Hostname not resolved on boot
Hostname not resolved on boot
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
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Reported: 2002-04-11 10:58 EDT by David
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-11 11:16:27 EDT
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Description David 2002-04-11 10:58:07 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I boot up my computer into linux, the hostname I get does not contain the
domain name.  For example, the hostname on my computer should generally be
r070538.res.lehigh.edu.  However, my computer only has it listed as r075038.  It
does not have the domain name following it, and therefore I cannot resolve my
ip.  I have to manually use sysctl -w kernel.hostname=r075038.res.lehigh.edu for
it to work.  Is there any way so it automatically will look it up?  By the way,
this used to work but for some reason I am just having this problem now.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot machine into linux

Actual Results:  It brings up eth0 during bootup, but at lpd it gives me the
error that it can't resolve r075038 (since it doesn't contain the domain

Expected Results:  A full hostname

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Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-04-11 11:01:14 EDT
Having the hostname == FQDN is not a requirement. You probably need to fix your
hostname resolution setup so that 'hostname -f' works properly. If DNS is
borked, you might need to fix up the /etc/hosts line....

(This also has nothing to do with the dhcp server package)
Comment 2 David 2002-04-11 11:16:02 EDT
So what would I have to do to make sure that it recognizes my entire hostname?
Comment 3 Elliot Lee 2002-04-11 11:20:48 EDT
Sorry, I gave the basics, but if you need more assistance than that, you'll need
to talk to the fine folks in support, or avail yourself of one of the mailing
lists for Red Hat Linux users (see www.redhat.com/support and

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