A hostname is a label, or name, that is assigned to a network-connected device and typically used as a human-friendly identifier.

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Per-wireless network hosts?

I have a Linux home server, with a hostname (obviously) as well as a NetBIOS alias. (The alias is so that I can make multiple connections to it with Samba under different usernames, from Windows). I ...
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dynamic ip to hostname mapping in LAN [duplicate]

I want to access PC in LAN from other devices. I cannot use static ip for my PC. Is there a way to use hostname instead of dynamic ip to access PC so that even if ip changes i can access PC with its ...
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How to make a machine accessible from the LAN using its hostname instead of dynamic ip [duplicate]

I want access my PC using its hostname from other devices in LAN. I cannot use static IP address. Is there a way to do this? I am using Ubuntu OS.
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Strange Local DNS issue involving Comcast, not a Comcast User

I have a network with 3 desktops (2 x Win7 x64, 1 x Win7 x32) connected via ethernet and 1 laptop (Win7 x64) connected via wireless most of the time using a Linksys WRT54GS. I have a desktop ...
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How to retrieve the IP if all I know is the hostname

I'm wanting to run nmap on a linux machine but all I know is the hostname. I'm on the same network but cannot figure out how to do this. All I want to obtain is the IP so I can run scans on it. How ...
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Linux can see the hostname, but Windows can't see it

I'm getting everything set up for a LAN party, and would like connecting to the server as easy as possible. There will be both Linux and Windows computers at this party, so it needs to be compatible ...
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Sporadic loss of access to local server

For some reason, I lose access to a local server called lux-app04 seemingly at random, but only in some applications. As you can see in the image below, Postman (top) can connect to it, but curl ...
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Local DNS using Bind9

I have a few computers on my home network that I would like to assign names to. I don't want them to be a TLD, just aliases, like "orange" or something. The tutorials that I was reading such as this ...
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Hostname is not displayed appropriately on command prompt & syslog messages

I try to set my hostname as 0.6.0.07252014 but when i see on command prompt and syslog messages, it is not getting displayed appropriately. Entered hostname: 0.6.0.07252014 Command prompt output: ...
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Linux Mint Hostname Incorrect in Router Config?

I just setup my Linux Mint machine and am connected via Xfinity router (Comcast) via Ethernet connection. My computer name is set to "My-Name-Linux-Mint" but when I view "Connected Devices", the ...
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postfix doesn't work with IP as hostname

Using Ubuntu 14.04 x64 I had a working installation of Postfix which was handy for sending emails in my terminal, but I had an issue with an application that was critical for my workflow. In order ...
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Why is Facebook's host machine not on the same network as its domain name?

Here's what I get when I ping facebook.com (the domain name) and www.facebook.com (host name of host machine)... According to http://superuser.com/a/59094/325893, the domain name (facebook.com) ...
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Mixed network, Linux-to-Linux hostname resolution issues

At work we have an WinSBS domain at the heart of our network, which is all Windows PCs. The domain controller is acting as a DNS for these computers. I have recently added some personal use Linux ...
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What does a single . mean for a hostname lookup?

Using uTorrent I noticed a peer with "." as a domain name. I thought it was strange so I looked up the IP using nslookup and similar online services. I always get that the hostname is just a single ...
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Is it possible to map static IP to computer name instead of MAC address?

I have a number of computers with different computer names connected to the network. They currently hold a static IP address based on their MAC address. In other words, the static IP address is mapped ...
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Is computer name a hostname that I can point it to an IP?

On my Windows7, when I get into the properties of My Computer, I can see that my computer name is compname123. It seems that when I ping or connect (say remote access) to this computer from another ...
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Is modifying /etc/hostname enough to change the hostname?

I was setting the hostname on my Linux machine with below steps: echo "ABCD" > /etc/hostname hostname -F /etc/hostname Exit from terminal or reboot system Now I can see the new hostname. Now my ...
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Mac Terminal Permission Denied in my home folder after I changed hostname

Before this, I find my shell prefix is user@promote ~ $ here promote is my host name, and I changed it by sudo scutil --set Hostname desktop Now my shell prefix is user@desktop ~ $ however, ...
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How to connect to Windows remote domain from Linux know its gateway hostname?

I have credentials to connect to my University's reserved Linux virtual machine which means : username password gateway's hostname let's say secretgateway.net full hostname in .local domain let's ...
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Browser and alternate host file [duplicate]

I'm testing some software using a browser. I want to start a Chromium of FireFox session, and instruct the browser to an alternate host file. The host file will redirect a couple of domains to the ...
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Ping IP/Hostname works laptop A to B, Can Ping Hostname but IP timed out laptop B to A

I have 2 laptops on home wireless network (Linksys Router). From Laptop A, I can ping Laptop B by hostname as well as by IP just fine. From Laptop B, I can ping Laptop A by hostname but when I ping ...
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Configuring etc/hostname

I just received my Raspberry Pi, and wanted to set up a small webserver. I am not sure what to put as my hostname. I have bought a domain, for the sake of the question, let's assume it's ...
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Finding origin of a host address

I have a Windows server which is resolving a name. I do not know from where the address comes from: it should not be on DNS, and it is not on C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. When I try looking ...
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How to change host name? [duplicate]

I've got ADSL internet connection. I want to change me hostname. I found it is called revDNS, but I really don't know how to do that. For example on IRC I am identified as ty221@a757.tpnet.pl , I ...
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Change Ubuntu hostname on the fly

First of all, this question is not a duplicate of Change computer name of an Ubuntu desktop computer or Change Ubuntu Name. I know to change hostname, I need to edit the file hostname and hosts ...
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hostname lookups stop working on Debian install

I just installed Debian, and I'm experiencing the peculiar problem that hostname lookups inevitably stop working after I've been logged in. I can continue to ping IP addresses after this happens, and ...
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SVN checkout reporting unknown host

I have just done a fresh install of redmine and svn, I am getting this error when trying to check out: svn: Unknown hostname redmine.mydomain.com It definitely exists, I can ping it, view it etc. ...
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How to set up host name for a new domain to point to home server?

I am trying to set up a Host Name for a domain so that it points to my home server but I am confused about instructions at go daddy.com. If my domain is mydomain.me and my external ip address is ...
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Windows 7 sometimes fails to resolve hostnames correctly

I have a Problem with my PC sometimes resolving the wrong IPs for some hostnames. Network setup I'm currently forced to use a o2 Box 6431 with Firmware 1.01.23b installed. Connected to this network ...
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Is it possible to connect to a device using its hostname?

I am creating a small device running Linux with a web server on it. I want it to be plug and play, connect to a network and access to it using an abstract name. Is it possible to access to a device ...
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Detecting computer name

How can I detect if I am on a certain host computer in a batch script? Ex if I run the command hostname it gives me the current computers hostname. Is there a way that I can save that to a variable or ...
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Hybrid domain-workgroup environment - hostname resolution

I have a home network consisting of a NAS device, one PC, and two laptops. NAS device runs Samba, providing access to data via network shares. PC access the data using a mapped drive to \nas\root. ...
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CentOS 6, Webmin, Virtualmin

I have a VPS account running CentOS 6 with 3 IP addresses allocated to it for various SSL certificates. When I do an NSLookup for the IP addresses they resolve and display the wrong name. ...
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editing the host name in Linux

I needed to install some libraries (like libSM.i686) on my machine to be able to work with ANSYS Workbench (which is a fluid dynamic simulation software) and I encountered a problem in using the ...
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how do I change hostname then have computer discoverable over mdns without rebooting

so I want to be able to change the hostname of my system. Then have a different system to be able to connect to it via mdns to the new hostname. And do this without rebooting either system. so far ...
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Why does my network set my hostname? How can I stop this?

(I'm using a Mac. It triple boots OS X.8, Gentoo, and Windows 7. I've only noticed the problem in OS X, but that's what I use most of the time so it might be occurring in other OSes.) I've used ...
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How access machine by hostname within a home network? [duplicate]

I have several Ubuntu computers connected (with wires) by Linksys E1000. Currently, I edit /etc/hosts on each machine to map the hostnames of all the machines and their corresponding IP addresses so ...
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How does a machine determine its host name?

Below is the output of the hostname command. bash-3.2$ hostname server1 How does the hostname command determine the hostname to be server1? I guess it checks with the DNS server as this is ...
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How to get fully quallified domain name of a hp-ux machine?

How to get full qualified domain name of a HP-UX machine as like of hostname -f in linux? From man pages, hostname command has no options. I could get fqdn by reading the /etc/resolv.conf file, but ...
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Finding IP or hostname of origin machine (ssh)

I connect to a number of machines constantly, from different physical locations (and thus different physical machines). Most of this is done though ssh, sometimes a gateway machine or two is required ...
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Add 'www' entry to /etc/hosts

Using Windows and JetBrains IDEA; and trying to serve a hard coded .zip file for scala, since IDEA's plugin is hard-coded to a non-existent location on scala-lang.org. So I've added: 127.0.0.1 ...
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Automatic rename computer based on mac address

How to automatically rename computer host / name based on it's MAC address? I have 40 PC's and I need a script to rename them automatically at logon after I use ghost. Win7 environment.
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Only root can resolve DNS hostnames on Debian

I've set up a Debian 7 image on my ODROID U2 a few days ago and apparently I can only resolve DNS hostnames from a root login (su, sudo). From a normal user, I can ping IP addresses and names defined ...
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Is there a DNS query to obtain the DNS suffix of a PC on my network?

I'm trying to programmatically obtain the IP address of a remote PC on my network from the PC's hostname. The PC is running as an Apache server. It is my understanding that in the DNS query used to ...
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Dynamic DNS with tunnel/proxy to the public?

TL;DR: I want to be able to access my laptop publicly from anywhere, while my laptop could also be anywhere. Any Service, any port. Original Post: I want to be able to access my own computer from a ...
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Unknown hosts between 2 computers

I have 2 computers with Linux running on them: ip: 192.168.0.1 hostname: COMPUTER1 ip: 192.168.0.2 hostname: COMPUTER2 ip: 192.168.0.3 the router I configured the /etc/hostname files with the ...
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local interface IPs in /etc/hosts

Is it normal to put a machine's own network IP's into /etc/hosts ? I've never seen it done before, and i'm pretty sure it's a bad idea... There's a cultural habit here of /etc/hosts files that look ...
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Can I use an SSH alias as part of a hostname?

I have a bunch of machines under one domain that I frequently connect to; apollo.my.university.edu hades.my.university.edu zeus.my.university.edu and I use the same configuration settings for each of ...
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Set Server Host Name

I wan't to publish my hostname so that I can access the server from anywhere I want. How can I possibly implement this in golang? This can be related to defining java.rmi.sever.hostname to my IP ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 unable to resolve hosts now

I have updated to 12.04 from 10.04 where there was no problem reaching outside ip's hostnames. Now however I can not: root@sub:~# resolveip google.com resolveip: Unable to find hostid for ...