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  1. #1
    Linux Newbie
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    Sep 2005
    Wahiawa, Hawaii

    Computer Name

    I would like to set up a home network with 2 clients and 1 file server using NFS. How do I set the computer name? I know that hostname will allow me to set the hostnames on the systems. I want the following names:
    edward for my computer
    toni for the wifes computer
    file_server for the file server
    I want the network or hostname to be
    so that my computer would be or something like that? This way I can set up shared folders on the file servers for our music and such. I know that IP addressing schem so no worries. Any advice is appreciated.
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  2. #2
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Aug 2005


    You should use hostname (man and go...) to setup name of the hosts. This is not very usefull for network host naming... this is done by a DNS,

    About network names, you have to install and setup a DNS service (bind, named...). You can look around for a quick tutorial....
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    Buenos Aires, Argentina
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