how to set hostname on a cable line?

Manish Jain jude.obscure at
Thu Mar 22 22:20:47 UTC 2018

On 03/23/18 03:14, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 08:42:26PM +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
>> On 03/22/18 17:43, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
>>> No matter what I put there,
>>> ssh `hostname` will not work, because
>>> my randomly chosen hostname will not resolve to my IP!
>> Hi Anton,
>> I suppose you have already tried something like this, but I just wanted
>> to be sure: can you not 1) put fqdn in rc.conf; and then 2) put the IP
>> for the machine's fqdn in /etc/hosts on the box that needs to ssh ?
> That did it, thanks!
> Sorry for being so dumb.
> I never need to dial into this laptop from outside,
> so this is all I need. As somebody else suggested,
> I'll probably need to pay for a better service,
> which will include some DNS if I need a proper FQDN.
> Thanks again
> Anton

I am glad that it worked for you. But I felt rather dumb that I realized 
very late your host name is randomly generated, possibly upon each boot.

Tx and Regards,

Manish Jain

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