Monthly Archives: November 2010

HowTo set hostname/domainname on linux 1

If you’ve gotten this error: hostname: Name or service not known when typing hostname -f, then here is a solution. I got this error while trying to install Plesk. I couldn’t find a single clear response, most people spent their time showing how smart they are by explaining how host names work, and what it means to linux, who cares. This is how I fixed the problem, maybe it will help you: This is on Ubuntu 10.4, don’t know how will this will transfer over to other distros, but I don’t imagine it will be much different. $ nano /etc/hosts Add this, replacing mysite with your actual site/domain mysite $ echo “mysite” > /etc/hostname $ hostname -F /etc/hostname $ domainname -F /etc/hostname