I'm on a teeny-tiny network using DHCP (3 boxes behind a Linksys router/firewall), and I managed to change my hostname by editing /etc/hostconfig (as root.)Originally posted by wck
if you're on a network that uses dhcp, you might not be able to do that without asking your network folks to assign you a static ip. then you can go into the network control panel, switch from dhcp to manual configuration (use the pulldown at top) and type in your static ip/computer name.
there are probably other ways to do this if you're not on a network.