On Thu, 14 Dec 2006, Walter Faleiro wrote:
> I have an application that runs tied with hostid of the system. Recently
> reformatting the drive changed the hostid to 7f0100.
I.e. the IP address 127.0.0.1.
> Is there anyway I can change the hostid in 7.2? I tried a few posts
> but unlike FreeBSD and Solaris there seems to be little hope for
I think you just need to change /etc/hosts so that 'hostname' returns
a name whose first IPv4 address is 127.0.0.1.
Alternatively, just write a tiny object file to implement your
gethostid() function, returning whatever you want, and LD_PRELOAD it
when running your application.
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