MYNAME(5) BSD File Formats Manual MYNAME(5)
myname, mygate -- default hostname and gateway
The myname and mygate files are read by netstart(8) at system startup
/etc/myname contains the symbolic name of the host machine. The file
should contain a single line specifying the fully qualified domain name
(FQDN) of the system (e.g. host.example.com). The name must be resolv-
able, either by matching a hostname specified in /etc/hosts (see
hosts(5)) or through DNS (see resolv.conf(5)). The hostname is set via
the hostname(1) utility at boot time. See hostname(7) for a description
of hostname resolution.
/etc/mygate, if it exists, contains the address of the gateway host. The
gateway is added to the routing tables by the route(8) utility. If
/etc/mygate does not exist, no default gateway is added to the routing
tables. The file may contain gateway addresses for both IPv4 and IPv6
networks: in dotted quad notation for v4 (e.g. 192.0.2.1) or in colon
notation for v6 (e.g. 2001:db8::1). Each address must be specified on a
separate line. If more than one address of a specific family is found,
only the first is used - all other addresses of that family are ignored.
/etc/mygate is processed after all interfaces have been configured. If
any hostname.if(5) files contain ``dhcp'' directives, IPv4 entries in
/etc/mygate will be ignored. If they contain ``rtsol'' directives, IPv6
entries will be ignored.
Empty lines and lines beginning with '#' in either file are ignored.
/etc/myname Default hostname.
/etc/mygate Default gateway address(es).
hostname(1), hostname.if(5), hosts(5), resolv.conf(5), hostname(7),
This manual page first appeared in OpenBSD 3.4.
BSD December 31, 2014 BSD