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Change hostname on Linode VPS

Linode explains pretty well how to change the hostname of your VPS. But they do not mention that in the latest Ubuntu it is set via Linode`s own DHCP server. So even if you set it via /etc/hostname and in hosts, it will still be overwritten by Linode`s own hostname given to your server.

The solution is to kindly thell DHCPCD to *not* override the hostname you have set, open /etc/default/dhcpcd and alter the following:

SET_HOSTNAME='yes'

to

SET_HOSTNAME='no'

Reboot and voila! 🙂

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