Re: [PATCH] IFUPDOWN - hostname read/write support

On Mon, 2008-10-06 at 17:38 +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Alexander Sack wrote:
> > Implement system hostname support for debian/ubuntu
> > 
> Will this automatically overwrite /etc/hostname, if you receive a
> hostname from dhcp?

No.  It is persistent user-specified hostname storage.

> If it would only be a D-Bus interface to *configure* the hostname when
> explicitely requested by the user, then I'd be ok with it.

Correct.  It is only written via PolicyKit authenticated D-Bus calls to
the system settings service.  NetworkManager itself never makes use of
these calls, nor should it.  It's for users/sysadmin only to set or
clear the persistent machine hostname as they like.


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