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Change Hostname Permanently on Debian or Ubuntu

Posted February 10, 2008 by SiiN in debian, ubuntu. Tagged: debian, Linux, ubuntu. 4 Comments

Debian based systems use the file /etc/hostname to read the hostname of the computer at boot time and set it up using the init script /etc/init.d/hostname.sh

We can edit the file /etc/hostname and change the hostname and then run:

/etc/init.d/hostname.sh start

Steps:

1. sudo gedit /etc/hostname

2. Save the file with the hostname you like to set

3. sudo /etc/init.d/hostname.sh s

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