Unique hostname on network

Puppy is assigned the hostname "puppypc", see /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts.

GCMartin and others have been tackling the problem of more than one Puppy computer on the network, where they would require different hostnames. In fact, GCMartin has done a superb job in explaining the problem:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=70427

01micko has devised a very neat solution, see page 2 of the above thread. I have implemented this in Woof, script /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit. I have implemented it exactly as 01micko has done, so anyone using Woof can do that now if they want, but it will of course be in the next upload of Woof.

You guys are to be congratulated, GCMartin for so clearly explaining the problem, and persisting in making it known to me and others. 01micko for the nice automatic solution.


Posted on 14 Aug 2011, 7:41


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