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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     myname, mygate - default hostname and gateway

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The myname and mygate files are read by netstart(8) at  system startup

     /etc/myname  contains the symbolic name of the host machine.
The file
     should contain a single line specifying the fully  qualified
domain name
     (FQDN) of the system (e.g. host.example.com).  The name must
be resolvable,
 either by matching a hostname specified in  /etc/hosts
     hosts(5)) or through DNS (see resolv.conf(5)).  The hostname
is set via
     the hostname(1) utility at boot time.  See hostname(7) for a
     of hostname resolution.

     /etc/mygate  contains the address of the gateway host, if it
exists.  The
     gateway is added to the routing tables by the route(8) utility.  If
     /etc/mygate  does  not exist, no default gateway is added to
the routing
     tables.  The file should contain a  single  line  specifying
the gateway address,
   in   dotted   quad   notation   (e.g.
/etc/mygate is processed
 after all interfaces have been configured.   It  will
     override any DHCP-supplied default route information.

     Neither file may contain comments.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /etc/myname  Default hostname.
     /etc/mygate  Default gateway address.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     hostname(1),  hosts(5),  resolv.conf(5),  hostname(7),  netstart(8), route(8)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     This manual page first appeared in OpenBSD 3.4.

OpenBSD     3.6                           July      24,      2003
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