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Old 03-30-2008, 09:50 PM
Craig White
 
Default ****OT?: Now mysteriously have a hostname defined

On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 05:44 +0800, Fennix wrote:
> I noticed today in my terminal window I now have a host name of
> "bogon". I had never set a hostname for my Fedora8 home system. I
> can see from my logwatch and cron system mails that the delivery to
> this host name started March 25th but none of my mails shows anything
> that seems relevant to what has set this hostname. Oddly on the 26th
> the system mails were addresses again to localhost.localdomain but
> again reverted on the 27th to being addresses to bogon. I have
> checked the man pages on the hostname command to locate where the name
> is defined. Have checked the
> files /etc/host, /etc/hosts.conf, /etc/hostname (does not
> exist), /etc/nsswitch.conf, ... but this name does not show in any of
> the files I have looked at so far. Any ideas where to look further?
> I am now wondering whether my system has been compromised somehow...
> Googleing the word bogon shows me the meaning of of bogon which does
> not seem helpful in this case.
>
> Checking /var/log/messages-20080330 shows the use of this hostname
> with a reboot I had done on the 24th. Still cannot see where or how
> this was set.
----
what is output of?

cat /etc/sysconfig/network

Craig

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Old 03-30-2008, 09:55 PM
Fennix
 
Default ****OT?: Now mysteriously have a hostname defined

[root@bogon log]# cat /etc/sysconfig/network
NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME=localhost.localdomain
[root@bogon log]#**

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 5:50 AM, Craig White <craigwhite@azapple.com> wrote:

On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 05:44 +0800, Fennix wrote:

> I noticed today in my terminal window I now have a host name of

> "bogon". *I had never set a hostname for my Fedora8 home system. *I

> can see from my logwatch and cron system mails that the delivery to

> this host name started March 25th but none of my mails shows anything

> that seems relevant to what has set this hostname. *Oddly on the 26th

> the system mails were addresses again to localhost.localdomain but

> again reverted on the 27th to being addresses to bogon. *I have

> checked the man pages on the hostname command to locate where the name

> is defined. *Have checked the

> files /etc/host, /etc/hosts.conf, /etc/hostname (does not

> exist), /etc/nsswitch.conf, ... but this name does not show in any of

> the files I have looked at so far. *Any ideas where to look further?

> I am now wondering whether my system has been compromised somehow...

> Googleing the word bogon shows me the meaning of of bogon which does

> not seem helpful in this case.

>

> Checking /var/log/messages-20080330 shows the use of this hostname

> with a reboot I had done on the 24th. *Still cannot see where or how

> this was set.

----

what is output of?



cat /etc/sysconfig/network



Craig



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Old 03-30-2008, 09:56 PM
Fennix
 
Default ****OT?: Now mysteriously have a hostname defined

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 5:55 AM, Fennix <cn.stefan@gmail.com> wrote:

[root@bogon log]# cat /etc/sysconfig/network
NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME=localhost.localdomain
[root@bogon log]#**

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 5:50 AM, Craig White <craigwhite@azapple.com> wrote:


On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 05:44 +0800, Fennix wrote:

> I noticed today in my terminal window I now have a host name of

> "bogon". *I had never set a hostname for my Fedora8 home system. *I

> can see from my logwatch and cron system mails that the delivery to

> this host name started March 25th but none of my mails shows anything

> that seems relevant to what has set this hostname. *Oddly on the 26th

> the system mails were addresses again to localhost.localdomain but

> again reverted on the 27th to being addresses to bogon. *I have

> checked the man pages on the hostname command to locate where the name

> is defined. *Have checked the

> files /etc/host, /etc/hosts.conf, /etc/hostname (does not

> exist), /etc/nsswitch.conf, ... but this name does not show in any of

> the files I have looked at so far. *Any ideas where to look further?

> I am now wondering whether my system has been compromised somehow...

> Googleing the word bogon shows me the meaning of of bogon which does

> not seem helpful in this case.

>

> Checking /var/log/messages-20080330 shows the use of this hostname

> with a reboot I had done on the 24th. *Still cannot see where or how

> this was set.

----

what is output of?



cat /etc/sysconfig/network



Craig



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Ooops....


[root@bogon log]# cat /etc/sysconfig/network
NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME=localhost.localdomain
[root@bogon log]#**

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