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From Karel Kubat <ka...@e-tunity.com>
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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