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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. 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),
     netstart(8), route(8)

     This manual page first appeared in OpenBSD 3.4.

BSD                            December 31, 2014                           BSD