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This is also how you set your hostname
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 13, '01 07:13:01PM

For those of you who are annoyed at the seeming inability to change your hostname to something besides 'localhost' through standard tools, this is the non-standard tool you must use. Change the line "HOSTNAME=-AUTOMATIC-" to "HOSTNAME=<myhost>", replacing <myhost> with whatever you want.
There are no GUI tools to do this, not even NetInfo manager. This has worked fine for me so far.
One final note - if your machine is a server with a static IP and an entry in a DNS, leaving it as -AUTOMATIC- is OK. -AUTOMATIC- causes a reverse DNS lookup for the machine's IP.

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