How To: Set Host, IP & Domain – Linux Redhat

By | 31/12/2011


In Linux redhat server configuration IP address, hostname and domain name play an important role to connect with other client / server.

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If we made any mistakes in IP address, Hostname and domainname , two systems will not communicate each other.

Hostname, Domainname should be same and IP address shouls be in same network.


Doamin name:
IP Address:


How To view IP address, Hostname & Domain name

For ip address: #ifconfig
For hostname: #hostname
For doaminname: #domainname


How To Setup

Go to System -> Administration -> Network


In terminal mode


To edit in Terminal


To edit in GUI



How To Set Hostname

#hostname –> This command will display current hostname

#hostname <new hostname>



How To Set Domainname

#domainname –> This command will display current domain name

#domainname new domain name



Also you have make an entry in this configuration file

#vim /etc/hosts
#vim /etc/sysconfig/network
#vim /etc/resolv.conf

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