SETUNAME(1M) Maintenance Commands SETUNAME(1M)


NAME


setuname - change machine information

SYNOPSIS


setuname [-t] [-n node] [-s name]


DESCRIPTION


The setuname utility changes the parameter value for the system name and
node name. Each parameter can be changed using setuname and the
appropriate option.


Either or both the -s and -n options must be given when invoking
setuname.


The system architecture may place requirements on the size of the system
and network node name. The command will issue a fatal warning message and
an error message if the name entered is incompatible with the system
requirements.

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-n node
Changes the node name. node specifies the new network node
name and can consist of alphanumeric characters and the
special characters dash, underbar, and dollar sign.


-s name
Changes the system name. name specifies new system name and
can consist of alphanumeric characters and the special
characters dash, underbar, and dollar sign.


-t
Temporary change. No attempt will be made to create a
permanent change.


SEE ALSO


attributes(5)

NOTES


setuname attempts to change the parameter values in two places: the
running kernel and, as necessary per implementation, to cross system
reboots. A temporary change changes only the running kernel.


July 9, 2003 SETUNAME(1M)