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Bug 4604

Summary: ppp changes the name of my pc
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: giuliano
Component: pppAssignee: Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>
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Version: 6.0CC: giuliano
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Description giuliano 1999-08-19 00:23:34 UTC
I only have one ppp with IP dynamic connection to the internet, at home. When I upgraded from 5.2 to 6.0 there weren't any problems. Now I have installed 6.0 from the beginning, due to a new partitioning of the hd and the name in /etc/HOSTNAME is changed everytime I connect to the internet to something like "sdts1-09" (the name of the asyncronous port of my ISP's PC). What can I do to avoid this?  Thanks  Giuliano Grandin

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-19 03:07:59 UTC
*** Bug 4605 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

I only have one ppp with IP dynamic connection to the internet, at home. When I upgraded from 5.2 to 6.0 there weren't any problems. Now I have installed 6.0 from the beginning, due to a new partitioning of the hd and the name in /etc/HOSTNAME is changed everytime I connect to the internet to something like "sdts1-09" (the name of the asyncronous port of my ISP's PC). What can I do to avoid this?  Thanks  Giuliano Grandin

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-21 20:44:59 UTC
What does your /etc/sysconfig/ifcfg-ppp* say?

Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 1999-09-20 16:30:59 UTC
In linuxconf, set the name of your machine to something other than
localhost.localdomain and the new name will stick.

In future releases (and our current beta), the name will not be
changed for PPP or SLIP connections.