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  1. #1

    sysctl hostname


    freebsd 6.0

    i try to set new hostname using:

    Code:
    sysctl kern.hostname=newhost.com
    it works, but now when i try xterm it says:

    Code:
    $ xterm
    Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
    Xlib: No protocol specified
    xterm Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0
    so i change hostname back and xterm works again. can i change hostname without restart?

  2. #2
    You could try setting your hostname with the "hostname" command. I have absolutely no clue if it will work...

    Let me know if it did.

    EDIT: You can also set your hostname in /etc/rc.conf so that when you reboot it will be already set.

  3. #3
    for changing the hostname without restart the system.

    sysctl kernel.hostname=newhost.com

    also make the entry in /etc/sysctl for permanent.

    kernel.hostname=newhost.com

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