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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Can telnet but nslookup fails

The problem is exactly as described in the title... I'm puzzled. I've seen the opposite many times, but this... So once again, just to confirm: C:\users\274400>nslookup SERVERNAME Server: ...
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dadcomputer.home appears as dadcomputer.lan-when logging in to another computer

I changed ADSL router recently (from BT home hub 4 to technicolour tg582n) and now dadcomputer.home (ubuntu) appears as dadcomputer.lan when logging into my freeciv server, or SSHing into another ...
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Unable to connect to one particular FTP server

I am unable to connect to a particular FTP server at Fasthosts over my usual ISP connection, using any of Filezilla, Notepad++ or WinSCP FTP clients on either my PC or my laptop. However, I CAN ...
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How to have the same machine names for local and VPN networks

I have a bunch of machines in an OpenVPN network, including laptops. Sometimes they are on the same local network, sometimes not. I'd like to have a mechanism to give them local DNS names such that ...
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How do I find out to what hostname a potential malware wants to connect?

Without connecting my computer to Internet. I can only think about netstat and packet capturing tools, but I dont really know which method is suitable.
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Why can I ping machines using the .local suffix, but not without?

My local network uses a .lan suffix. I would rather not use any suffix at all, but apparently pfSense doesn't permit this. I am running Windows, MacOS and Linux systems on this lan. Most of my ...
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Having two IPs for same hostname in hosts file

Request I would like to have my hostname let's say hostA resolve to IP1 if i am at home and IP2 if i am remote Is it possible to have two IPs for the same hostname so that it tries them both and takes ...
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Synergy takes the wrong hostname

I use Synergy as server on a Windows 10, I have rename the pc's hostname as "Al-Windows" (and i have reboot the pc) but Synegy still takes the last hostname :/ The logs : [2016-01-19T09:02:40] ...
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Resolve wildcard.hostname in local network?

For web development on my local server (nginx) I like to create subdomain vhosts for some projects, mostly for convenience and flexibility. For example server { listen 80; server_name ...
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Using the command line in order to change hosts/hostnames on Centos

I need to use the command line in order to add a new host resolution on a temporary basis. I use centos. I need a new localhost resolution such as the following: 127.0.0.1 something.localhost ...
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Sending and receiving email messages to localhost with a specific domain name

I need to be able to send email messages to localhost by using another hostname/domain name that localhost. Thus instead of me@localhost I need something such as me@domain.something. (I require a ...
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Telnet, DNS Name Resolution Issues, and Hyper-V

I have a Fedora Linux machine that can only be telnet'd into by using the IP address and not the hostname. I am not sure why this is happening as I would like to be able to use the hostname as well. ...
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Got an Access DB with absolute paths that I can't modify. Migrating to new fileshare PC. Hostname is now wrong

I'd put this on Stackoverflow but it's a "How to fix an MS Access related prob using anything except MS Access". I'm fine with computer problem solving generally but I have zero experience with ...
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Access locally hosted web app using mac computer name

I have a web app running on my local machine. I want to expose the app on my local corporate network. I know that I can expose it via the currently assigned ip address as: ...
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hostname -f shows reverse DNS twice

On a Debian 4.7.2-5, I got some problems sending mail correctly with sendmail. It appears that ELHO sender is different from domain name. When I ask machine for its hostname FQDN : hostname -f I ...
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Retrieving Bonjour (Zeroconf/mDNS) name from IP address

It seems that this is the best way to get the Bonjour name from an IP address: $ dig -x 192.168.214.108 @224.0.0.251 -p 5353 ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> -x 192.168.214.108 ...
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Outgoing traffic using Local(internal) PC IP address to a DDNS hostname

Sorry if the title is confusing. I have two devices connected through the internet. I need device A (Windows Server 2012) to send data down to device B, but unfortunately device B does not have a ...
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How can I list all head node host names on a network?

We have multiple clusters available at work. I don't know the names of all of them. How can I get a list of all head nodes available?
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dropbox keeps asking to login and link every reboot

It appears that on each reboot my dropbox forgets settings and wants to re-link the same device. I installed dropbox.py, which in turn installed ~/.dropbox-dist. I ran it successfully and "linked" ...
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Find Hostname of Host from inside a virtual machine?

Scenario: I connect to VM with IP 10.1.1.1 with hostname NODE. I need to find out the IP or hostname of the host this VM is running on. Is this possible?
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Trouble resolving hostnames with arp -a

I'm trying to lookup hostnames of computers on the same network as me. Sometimes when I use arp -a I get a question mark (?) for the hostname. I've tried using nslookup xx.xx.xx.xx and host ...
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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 for understanding 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 a ...
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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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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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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. ...