Centos – change hostname

To permanent change your hostname you have to edit the /etc/sysconfig/network file and set the variable HOSTNAME to your needs.

vi /etc/sysconfig/network

give the value you want to HOSTNAME variable like the following example:


now this change will take effect after a reboot. There is a way to avoid reboot. You have to run the following command:

echo "myhost1.example.com" > /proc/sys/kernel/hostname

and that’s all!!!

How to disable ipv6 networking – CentOS

There are some simple steps to follow, in order to disable ipv6 networking on CentOS. This simple guide is about CentOS 6.4, but I think that it will work on both a little older or next versions of this Operating System.

Step 1: add this rule in /etc/sysctl.conf : net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1

Step 2: add this rule in /etc/sysconfig/network: NETWORKING_IPV6=no

Step 3: add this setting for each nic X (X is the corresponding number for each nic) in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX: IPV6INIT=”no”

Step 4: disable the ip6tables service : chkconfig ip6tables off

Step 5: reboot