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From Karel Kubat <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Custom hostname and Apache 2.2.6
Date Tue, 18 Dec 2007 07:53:39 GMT
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Hi Hans,

On Dec 18, 2007, at 12:43 AM, Hans Tovetjärn wrote:

> I'm a bit new to this, but here goes. My computer is a MacBook Pro  
> with Mac OS X 10.4.11, I am not using the bundled Apach 1.3 server,  
> it has not been activated prior to this. I installed Apache 2.2.6  
> (as well as PHP and MySQL...) through MacPorts (DarwinPorts) and it  
> has been working flawlessly. It is when I attempt the following I  
> can't make it work.
> I have a fancy prompt in Terminal, which displays  
> "username@hostname>", however, I would like the hostname to be the  
> computer name, i.e. I want it to look like "hans@laptop>", because  
> the current hostname is "host-xx-xxx-xx-xxx" which can clutter up  
> the screen a bit too much for me. Now this I solved by typing...
> 	> sudo hostname laptop
> ...but after that, I can't seem to start Apache. If I change it  
> back to "host-xx-xxx-xx-xxx", all is well. [...]

On my Tiger system, start System Preferences -> Sharing (which is in  
the tab Internet & Network) and set your hostname there. The bare  
Unix 'hostname' command isn't the only place where MacOSX keeps the  
name of the system. The Preferences pane updates all.

Hope this helps,
    Karel Kubat / M +31 6 2956 4861 (+31 6 AWK 6 HUM 1)
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