Changing Hostname = Reboot machine?

Svein Halvor Halvorsen svein.h at
Fri Oct 13 07:34:31 PDT 2006

David Schulz wrote:
> i wasnt asking how to change the hostname, but if there are any things i 
> should be aware of or have to do if changing the hostname.

You can just change it, and it will take effect immedeately.
However, there may be some server software you have running that needs 
to be restarted. But there is now reason to reboot you system (there 
seldom is on freebsd).

Also (even though I see you're not asking how to change the hostname) 
remember to put your changes in /etc/rc.conf lest you want to have your 
changes discarded when rebooting.

	Svein Halvor

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