How to setup dynamic hostname?

asked 2015-10-18 10:52:34 -0500

mikaelbrun gravatar image

I am trying to install Matlab on my fedora 22. The matlab-installation is not a big deal, but the case is, that I have to install it from a server at school. The school has provided me with a license-file, and I also has the key. To complete the installation, I have to be connected to the VPN for my school.

The problem is that matlab can't finde the right host, even though I am connected directly to the schools VPN or Wifi.

Running $ uname -n gives me localhost.localdomain

When I try to start the license manager, I get this:

Checking license file for local hostname and local hostid . . .

    Error: Your host does not match any SERVER line in your license
           file. Your local lmhostid(s) are:

           681729a05df2 28d2441cf2fc

           Your hostname is:  localhost.localdomain

           The SERVER line(s) are:

           SERVER 27000

Please stop, fix the problem, and try again . . .

Continue to start up license manager? y/[n])

How can I make my hostname change automaticly from one network to the next?

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You can try hostnamectl set-hostname --transient $some-hostname - this would have the same effect as if your school's dhcp server provided a hostname, which meets your expectation of the hostname changing with the network. However, matlab might not be looking there, so you might have to change your hostname globally (without --transient) for it to work.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-10-18 14:02:13 -0500 )edit

I will try that out. But another problem have, is that I don't know how to enter a location on the server. In windows I use the fiie explorer, but how do I enter this location in fedora, or any linux system? The location is: \\CD_image

mikaelbrun gravatar imagemikaelbrun ( 2015-10-20 03:26:22 -0500 )edit

You should be able to use the equivalent file browser on Fedora to access files; unless you are doing something unusual it will be very straightforward. That said, please open a different question for different issues.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-10-20 23:49:57 -0500 )edit