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Override Host name assigned by DHCP?
Authored by: BadgerUMD on Jul 05, '06 10:19:07AM
I ran into this problem myself today (unsure if it was a change for 10.4.7 or a changed in the wireless router here on campus that caused it). In either case, this fixed it.

sudo emacs /etc/hostconfig
if you see the line: HOSTNAME=-AUTOMATIC- replace -AUTOMATIC- with the hostname of your choice. Otherwise, add the line: HOSTNAME="My Host Name" to the end of the file, save and exit. I restarted, and my hostname was no longer reset by DHCP!

Of course, I use emacs, 'cause that's just how I roll. Feel free to use vi, pico, or whatever else you want.

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