I use avahi a lot, and hostnames in .local a lot.

Sometimes, I find that the public hostname is not the local hostname of my computer. Say that my hostname is meryl, I find that on the local network it is called meryl-2.local instead of meryl.local

That might be caused by the fact that sometimes the laptop is connected to the network both by wifi and ethernet (wifi is too slow for data transfer). So because there was a conflict in names, it renamed the local host.

Now, when I have only one connexion active, I'd like my hostname to be meryl.local

Do you know how to do that?


asked 09 Jun '10, 13:39

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I found a tempoary solution:

hostname meryl
service avahi-daemon restart

And the hostname is back to normal


answered 09 Jun '10, 13:40

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