>> I have a laptop, with a fixed ip-address, and i want to change its
>> domainname. The current domainname is: local.
>> So i did a compleet NEW installation of Debian 5.0 and formatted the file
>> system during installation. I did give the new domainname: thuis.local.
>> If i look at the /etc/host file, i see:
>> 127.0.0.1 localhost
>> 192.168.0.10 debian.thuis.local debian
>> I THINK, THIS IS AS SHOULD BE
>> If I look in /etc/resolv.conf.I see:
>> search thuis.local
>> nameserver 192.168.0.x
>> nameserver 192.168.0.y
>> I THINK, THIS IS AS SHOUL
>> If I look in /etc/network/interfaces. I see:
>> auto lo
>> iface lo inet loopback
>> allow-hotplug eth0
>> iface eth0 inet static
>> address 192.168.0.10
>> netmask 255.255.255.0
>> broadcast 192.168.0.255
>> gateway 192.168.0.z
>> dns-nameservers 192.168.0.x 192.168.0.y
>> dns-search thuis.local
>> I THINK, THIS IS AS SHOULD BE.
>> If i look in the /var/log/syslogfile, i see:
>> Nov 8 20:14:11 debian avahi-deamon: Server startup complete. Host
>> is debian.local local service cookie is 3066543992.
>> Why is at startup the name debian.local ???
>> I have asked to give the hostname debian and the domainname thuis.local.
>> And more important how can i change it
> 127.0.0.1 localhost.thuis.local localhost
> 127.0.0.1 debian.thuis.local debian * # may not be necessary
> Hi Tom,
> I did the things you said, but unfortunatelly, it maded no change.
> I have changed the line in /etc/host
> from 127.0.0.1 localhost into 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost -->
> this makes no difference for the syslog file: the hostname there is still
> I added 127.0.0.1.debian.thuis.local debian --> I get no change. And because
> i have seen in other logfiles, that this could give some messages with
> binding the name to the ip-address, I commeted it out again.
> There is no change in the line:
> Nov 8 20:14:11 debian avahi-deamon: Server startup complete. Host name
> is debian.local local service cookie is 3066543992. Only the cookie number
> is different..
I saw an email today suggesting to use the FQDN in /etc/hostname so
you could try that (although I personally have only ever used the
"regular" hostname there).
After emailing you, the .local suffix rang a bell and looking at your
emails now confirms it. .local is an avahi-specific suffix and your
log message comes from avahi-daemon. There is a setting (through the
"hosts" line in /etc/nsswitch.conf, I think, although it does not make
sense offhand) which instructs avahi not to append .local when you are
using .local as a unicast domain.
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