In Linux I would like to give a hostname to an IP address so that I can do

vncviewer hostname

Is this possible without root permission?

I am looking for something like HostName in .ssh/config but not limited to ssh.

  • Editing /etc/hosts does require root, an alternative solution is to ask your sys admin to add entry on dns srv – adampski Oct 4 '16 at 10:03

No. a root permission is needed to change hostname!

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