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File Formats                                          nodename(4)



NAME
     nodename - local source for system name

SYNOPSIS
     /etc/nodename

DESCRIPTION
     When a machine is standalone or its IP address is configured
     locally, the /etc/nodename file contains the system name. By
     convention, the system name is  the  same  as  the  hostname
     associated with the IP address of the primary network inter-
     face, for example, hostname.hme0.

     If the machine's network configuration is delivered  by  the
     RPC bootparams protocol, the /etc/nodename file is not used,
     as the system name is delivered by the remote service.

     Given a system name value, regardless of source,  the  uname
     utility invoked with the -S option is used to set the system
     name of the running system.

     If the machine's network configuration is delivered  by  the
     DHCP  protocol,  the  /etc/nodename file is used only if the
     DHCP server does not provide a value for the Hostname option
     (DHCP standard option code 12).

     A system name configured in /etc/nodename should  be  unique
     within  the  system's name service domain in order to ensure
     that any  network  services  provided  by  the  system  will
     operate correctly.

     Given a system name value, regardless of source,  the  uname
     utility invoked with the -S option is used to set the system
     name of the running system.

EXAMPLES
     Example 1: Syntax

     The syntax for nodename consists of a single line containing
     the system's name. For example, for a system named myhost:

     myhost

ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:









SunOS 5.9            Last change: 9 Feb 2004                    1






File Formats                                          nodename(4)



     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     nis+(1), uname(1), named(1M), ypbind(1M), attributes(5)

NOTES
     The nodename file is modified by  Solaris  installation  and
     de-installation scripts.










































SunOS 5.9            Last change: 9 Feb 2004                    2