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Old 8th December 2011, 04:08 AM
cdgary Offline
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Making Changes to the host file

When I make changes to the host file do I need to logout or reboot in order for my changes to take effect. For example my current host file has the following: localhost.localdomain localhost

I'm trying to change the alias to node1 by doing the following node1.localdomain node1

Is this the correct way to change my alias and if so how to I get the changes to take effect?
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Old 8th December 2011, 04:27 AM
DBelton Offline
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Re: Making Changes to the host file

You should not remove the localhost.localdomain and localhost entires. There are quite a few applications that depend on those being in there.

Just add your new entries instead of replacing the old one..

Code: localhost.localdomain localhost node1.localdomain node1
And yes, you may need to reboot for the changes to be effective.
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