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MYNAME(5) File Formats Manual MYNAME(5)

mynamedefault hostname

The myname file is read by rc(8) at system startup time.

/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. The name must be resolvable, either by matching a hostname specified in /etc/hosts (see 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 description of hostname resolution.

Empty lines and lines beginning with ‘#’ are ignored.

Default hostname.

hostname(1), hostname.if(5), hosts(5), resolv.conf(5), hostname(7), rc(8)

This manual page first appeared in OpenBSD 3.4.

July 1, 2021 OpenBSD-7.3