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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Period character used for local computer name [on hold]

I'm wondering about the period character . used as a shortcut for the local computer name. You can use it when logging into Windows 7, for example, to specify that the user account you're entering ...
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manage exceptions for camera and microphone

Trying to make an exception for a site to access my microphone and camera When in settings -> personal setting -> camera and microphone -> manage exceptions I can only delete exisiting patterns ...
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Raspberry Pi: “Cannot find host”

I changed my hostname on my raspberry pi using this resource: How to Change Your Raspberry Pi (or Other Linux Device’s) Hostname. When I use the host name on the ssh client to connect to the ssh ...
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Use nbtstat to return list of host names in IP range?

In Windows 7 I'm using the command for /l %i in (1,1,254) do nbtstat -a xxx.xxx.xxx.%i to return host names based on a given IP range. But the output is so long and unfriendly. How could I improve ...
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How do I utilize hostnames on a local server?

I'm familiar with buying hostnames/domains and vaguely familiar with DNS servers for resolving domains to IP addresses, but, for a home solution I know absolutely nothing. Let's say I want to host a ...
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How to rename a file to include remote machine's hostname via batch script?

I have a .bat file that copies a file from one computer to another. During the transfer I would like to rename the file to include the hostname of the computer from which the file originated. The ...
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Where does bash get its hostname data to set HOSTNAME and how can I change it permanently?

I know that you can do something like this: export HOSTNAME=xyz echo $HOSTNAME And you will see the changes made. However, where does bash read from on startup to set this environment variable? I ...
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Assign hostname to Paralells virtual machine?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS inside a virtual machine via Paralells Desktop 10 on OS X. I'm accessing it via SSH via its IP-adress but I'd like to assign a hostname to it. How can I do so?
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Find a computer's hostname by IP address? ping/nbtstat/nslookup don't work

Note: Windows environment (servers & workstations): I'm having a small issue here at work where a server went down and the (not very smart) tech guys don't know which server was until we give them ...
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Can open host by \\hostname but cannot ping by hostname

I have two laptops connected by NetGear JNR3210 router: one (running Windows 2000) is directly attached by a cable and one (running Windows 7 x64) is attached via WiFi. On both laptops when I open ...
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Why is ping resolving to an IP 198.105.254.228 for any random hostname that i type?

I have a precise32 (ubuntu 12.04) vagrant vm running on my system. If i try to ping a random string, eg ping "thisip.doesnot" it resolves to an IP 198.105.254.228 . This is try for any other random ...
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raspberrypi.local not accessible on the network

I used to be able to access my Raspberry Pi on the network using raspberrypi.local (raspberrypi being the hostname of the Pi). The Pi is connected with a WLAN usb dongle to my Apple TimeCapsule I ...
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I cannot access jsfiddle.net

I cannot access jsfiddle.net. My internet connection is PPPOE. I get a 502 error. Firefox says: [Fiddler] DNS Lookup for "jsfiddle.net" failed. This is usually a temporary error during hostname ...
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Different login hosts for each login on cluster

I have just obtained an account on a new cluster. It is running RHEL 6. I logged simultaneously from a couple of different terminal windows via SSH. What I noticed was that each login resulted in a ...
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Can I set hostname as a DNS Alias?

I'd like to make a local machine available (for domain network) through a www address. To do so I though I could use our DNS and set an alias like www. => MACHHINENAME. Can it be done that way?
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Configuring /etc/hosts to run an application

I am using nginx, until now I was running my php applications on /usr/share/nginx/html which is the default document root when nginx is installed on centOS and like systems. Now I had to create ...
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Add hostname that browser resolves?

My /etc/hosts has an entry similar to: 10.0.1.5 wiki However, whenever I type wiki in Opera, the browser goes searching for the term "wiki". If I include the trailing dot to make it a fully ...
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Changes Hostname on FreeBSD 10

I've tried changing the hostname on my FreeBSD box. Changed it in rc.conf, dhclient.conf and tried to set it manually but it still uses the old one. Also samba uses the old one despite its settings. ...
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understanding fqdns is troubling

I am struggling to understand the FQDN for servers. At the moment mine is just localhost if i type hostname in to my server terminal it just says localhost. I understand you need a different one ...
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Use local IP address when on same network

My server is at home behind a NAT, which has port forwarding enabled. I am using DynDNS to give it a global hostname xyz.ddns.net. When I am behind the NAT myself, I would like to xyz.ddns.net to ...
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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 ...