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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Hostname configuration: name resolution vs. meeting SW requirements

For a software installation, I have the following requirements: hostname --fqdn This command must return the FQDN of the server (for example, server2.subdomain.example.com). hostname und hostname ...
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Accessing APC Smart UPS Network Management Card via hostname

I've got a new APC SmartUPS X 1500 with the build-in network management card AP9631, which I can access it via the ip-address 192.168.0.154. This IP-address has been given by my router's DHCP. When ...
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How can I find what a Windows PC thinks its name is, given its IP?

How can I find out what a remote Windows PC thinks its host name is, given its IP? From Windows cmd.exe or a Linux shell. I'm not interested what a DNS server thinks the host name is for an IP, just ...
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Can't access server using hostname from other PCs on the local network (OEL6)

I have an Oracle Linux 6.6 Server, namely oradb12c. I cannot ping, reach, connect this machine from local network using its hostname, but I can ping, reach etc it from local network using its ip ...
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Is there a way to connect to a Windows machine from Linux by name instead of by IP?

In my home network, the Linux machines all have avahi installed and can access each other by their hostnames instead of by their IP ping laptop.local But for the Windows machine I could only manage ...
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Correct domain name for a home desktop Linux machine

I have several machines running Debian, and during install, I left the domain name field blank. This hasn't affected anything so far, but I'm curious what the correct thing to set that field to is if ...
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What is a hostname versus a computer name versus a subdomain versus www?

I was searching to try and understand what is the “www” at the beginning of so many web addresses in the Internet I read in somewhere that “www” is called “hostname”. The world “hostname” made me go ...
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How to get the hostname of the router/access point I’m connected to?

I’m using Linux Mint 17 and am making a Conky script. I’d like it to display the hostname of the router/access point I’m connected to. I just don’t know the Linux command to get it.
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How to set domainname?

i have a nameserver running on my router. My raspbian succesfull connects with the network over wlan. The fqdn of the raspberry pi should be hal9000.wg.lan. Running hostname -f only returns hal9000 ...
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Windows 8.1: How to make it forget an updated computer name?

I used to have a network share on an external Samba server named mysmb. The network share itself was accessed via \\mysmb\myshare. I connected to it from my new Windows 8.1 laptop, copied its content ...
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Need to ping a Device by Hostname on my network

How do I ping by hostname? I have an Audio Video control system attached to our corporate network. All devices are set to DHCP including my laptop running Win7. All in the same subnet. I can ping all ...
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Windows - Cannot connect to remote systems using host name

The AD scenario is like this: pc01 (Win 7 Pro) always connects a network share on server01 (Win Server 2003) as network drive F through a logon script: net use F: /delete net use F: \\server01\sys ...
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hostname from list of iptables

Edited: How can I get it to print the IP address with the hostname? ie. IP_ADDR,hostname IP_ADDR,hostname IP_ADDR,hostname Get-Content C:\IPList.txt | ForEach-Object ...
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Can you assign an IP to a hostname that's assigned to another IP?

Yes, it sounds a bit inceptiony, but here's the reasoning. I need a static IP and one cannot be purchased. My router does support DynDNS however. Which means my dynamic IP is associated with a static ...
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Period character used for local computer name

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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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 [closed]

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 ...