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What is the command to get the FQDN in SLES?

Hi

What is the command to get the FQDN (fully qualified domain name) in SLES?
'hostname -f' is returning me 'localhost', what I want is abchost.corp.com

Thanks
Jamie
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woolmilkporcCommented:
hostname -f works if you have your fully qualified hostname in /etc/hosts, which you obviously haven't.

I think you didn't set a hostname at all, or what do you get with "hostname" alone?

Anyway, you will have to perform a DNS lookup of your host's IP(s)

Get your IP(s) with "ifconfig -a" and perform "nslookup" or "dig" or "host" against the address(es).
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Can you try:
hostname -A

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Chris SandriniSenior System EngineerCommented:
It does not need to be in /etc/hosts. It can also be in the dns server to get the right entry of hostname --fqdn

What is in your /etc/hosts and what in your /etc/nsswitch.conf?
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