[PC-BSD Public] Hostname issue

Jeremy C. Reed reed at reedmedia.net
Fri Mar 7 08:21:31 PST 2014

On Fri, 7 Mar 2014, Alex Thomas wrote:

> I set up a trueos server and moved it to its final location, were it 
> is headless. I realized I had made a typo in the hostname, corrected 
> it in /etc/rc.conf, but it is still coming up with the incorrect 
> hostname when sending mail and logging in via ssh. Where else do I 
> need to change it? Sorry, getting used to the way things are done in 
> FreeBSD.

Sorry I don't know for sure for PC-BSD or "trueos", but on FreeBSD just 
setting it in rc.conf is not complete. You would run "/etc/rc.d/hostname 
start" or reboot after changing rc.conf's hostname= setting. The recent 
hostname manpage also mentions this.

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