I want to force OS X 10.6 to use the hostname that I assign it but still be able to use DHCP.
The old method of editinng
/etc/hostconfig is not good anymore, the file containing
"This file is going ways" message at the top.
How to do this?
I ran into this problem too, at my wife's school, where they have a DHCP server. She's running 10.6.6 Snow Leopard. Everytime I'd open Terminal on this network, the hostname would be set to something else.
I found a solution posted by user "Wolf" on SuperUser. If for some reason, the post is gone, here's what Wolf mentioned, that worked for me:
Worked like a charm. I'm hoping when my wife takes her laptop home and returns on Monday I won't have to re-run this command. :)
Not sure if it still works on Snow Leopard, but this used to work on Tiger at least: