[PC-BSD Public] Hostname issue

Alex Thomas karlthane at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 10:34:31 PST 2014


On Fri, Mar 07, 2014 at 10:21:31AM -0600, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> 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.

Thank you. What I needed to do was run "/etc/rc.d/hostname start" then reboot. It is fixed now.


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