[arch-general] Network configuration

Bruno Pagani bruno.pagani at ens-lyon.org
Thu Feb 4 14:41:09 UTC 2016

Le 04/02/2016 15:27, Wolfgang Mader a écrit :
> Dear list,
> I have a router which automatically identifies the devices connected
> to it by their host name (its a FritzBox if that matters). However,
> this does not work for all my arch-boxes. Thus, I get the feeling, I
> am missing something in my network configuration.
> Usually, I edit /etc/hostname by putting just the hostname in there.
> There is also the tool
>    hostnamectl set-hostname myhostname
> which does the same. The arch wiki says, that the file also may
> contain the domain, if any. How do I set a hostname with domain? Is it
> just
>    hostnamectl set-hostname myhostname.domain
> Then, the arch wiki says, that it is a good idea to add the hostname
> as alias for localhost in /etc/hosts. Do you do that?
> And last, which piece of information determines the computers name in
> the network. Is it the hostname in /etc/hostname, or more likely the
> aliases in /etc/hosts? Is there anything more I should configure?

What matters is the DHCP request you arch system issue to your box. You
should look at what hostname your DHCP client (dhclient/dhcpcd/whatever)

Here, with dhcpcd, its hostname content. Dunno for other ones.


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