[rescue] Solaris 10 puzzle

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Mon Feb 21 17:29:36 CST 2005

Mike Parson wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 02:42:12PM -0800, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> <snip>
>>Nevertheless, SOMETHING on this system is repeatedly resetting the 
>>system's hostname to '-s' at intervals of a few minutes, and I can't 
>>figure out what it is.  I've even tried grepping the entire system for 
>>stray 'uname -S' calls.  No joy.  I'm fresh out of ideas.
> Look for calls to `hostname -s` rather than uname.

Nope, couldn't find any calls to hostname anywhere.

> What's PS1 set to?

export PS1='\h:\u:\w:\# \$ '

I got a flurry of hostname resets a few seconds apart when I tried to 
log in on the "Sun Java Desktop", which leads me to believe it's 
something to do with that which is doing the nasty.  I suppose as a 
workaround, I could rewrite the hostname script.

And what is it with this Sun Java Desktop, anyway???  Fer crissake, it 
looks like Windows Fucking XP.  I almost wept.  The thought going 
through my head right now is, "If Sun can't do any better than poor 
imitations of Windows XP, Sun is doomed."

  Phil Stracchino
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