setting up ubuntu dhcp hostname

gboyce gboyce at
Fri Aug 25 19:30:54 EDT 2006

On Fri, 25 Aug 2006, Tuomas Utrecht wrote:

> i did not have that file so i made it and i restarted my computer and it
> still happens. i have that other file but i dont know where to put my name
> in it. i will use google to see if i can find it.

iface eth0 inet dhcp
 	hostname YOURNAME

> also when he tries to ssh using just my address he says it is refused so i
> need to make a demon run that will let him. is that easy? should i try a
> different linux?

You need to start sshd:

/etc/init.d/ssh start

If /etc/init.d/ssh doesn't exist, you need to install the openssh server.

apt-get install openssh-server


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