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 +# $EPIC: hostname.txt,​v 1.4 2006/09/19 10:52:37 sthalik Exp $
 +======Synopsis:​======
 +__hostname__ <​hostname for ipv4 and ipv6> \\
 +__hostname__ [hostname for ipv4]/​[hostname for ipv6]
 +
 +======Description:​======
 +EPIC has many opportunities to create internet connections. ​ The most 
 +obvious circumstances are server connections and dcc connections. ​ Every 
 +internet connection has a specific internet protocol (IP) address (in IPv4, 
 +addresses are 32 bit integers; in IPv6, they are larger) for both you and 
 +for the person you're talking to.
 +
 +By default, EPIC does not specify which IP address should be used for you; 
 +it leaves that choice up to the operating system. ​ This is suitable for most 
 +users who have only one IP address. ​ Some users have more than one IP 
 +address available to them, and they do not want to use the system'​s primary ​
 +IP address but rather one of the auxiliary IP addresses. (Mostly for
 +vanity purposes). ​ The __hostname__ command lets you specify a specific
 +local IP address that EPIC will use for further connections.
 +
 +The argument to __hostname__ **must** be a fully qualified internet
 +hostname that resolves to an IP address (or a numeric IP address) that
 +your machine is configured to handle. ​ No error checking is done; if you
 +specify the hostname of another host, EPIC will blithely try to use that
 +invalid ip address as the local host and all further connections will
 +FAIL SILENTLY. ​ This is not a bug; EPIC can't be reasonably expected to
 +know whether or not a hostname you give it is valid for your machine --
 +that's the job of you, the user.
 +
 +You must of course use the [[reconnect command]] after using the 
 +__hostname__ command before the new hostname will be seen by other
 +users on irc.  The __hostname__ command never affects any connections
 +that already exist beforehand.
 +
 +It is possible to set distinct hostnames for IPv4 and IPv6 connections.
 +To change both of them at one time, use "/​hostname
 +ipv4_hostname**/​**ipv6_hostname"​. You can omit one of the hostnames, it
 +will be left unchanged.
  
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