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This method works better than hostonfig
Authored by: JoeHope on Sep 10, '01 06:50:01PM

I changed my hostname via hostconfig, and months later had trouble getting lam-mpi (a parallel processing/cluster package) running, as it kept translating "localhost" to the name I'd chosen, and was then unable to find this strange new machine on the LAN.

I was sad to have to turn my prompt, etc back to localhost, but lam-mpi worked when I put hostconfig back to -AUTOMATIC-.

Setting my hostname this way works properly. It now uses my new name in the prompt, and other local apps, but it doesn't confuse lam-mpi. Thanks.


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