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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Unable to access one computer (Win7) from another (Mac OSX) over a home network

I am not able to even ping the local ip address of each of those computers. How can I go about fixing that issue? I am basically trying to host few servers from one of the boxes (Win 7) and be able to ...
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Linux-Windows 7 Network: Can't ping Linux Box using hostname?

First off I should say that I am a total Linux and Networking Noob. I have used Windows all my life, but I am now trying to get into linux so I have set up an old PC with Fedora. Currently I only ...
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Why doesn't “hostname --fqdn” work on my Ubuntu computer?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and when I type the command hostname --fqdn, I get the message: hostname: Name or service not known. Because of this, I cannot install global successfully, and get the ...
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How to disable Microsoft hostname lookup “enhancements”?

Recently, I found if I enter a single word query "blah" into a browser (Firefox or Safari) on my home Windows machine (not connected to domain) then search is redirected to Bing, instead of my default ...
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How to define IP and hostname of another PC in Windows XP?

in Mac or Linux, we can simply define IP and hostname in /etc/hosts. Then we can call another local computer with hostname (not with IP) we defined. But in windows, How can I do that? Where can I edit ...
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Change windows hostname from command line

This question is related to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/54989/change-windows-hostname-from-command-line, but I'm in a different situation. The netdom tool will not work on a computer not joined ...
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How to set the hostname according to the DNS name on Ubuntu 9.10?

Motivation I have to manage a lot of virtual machines that I create by copying a template (VmWare image). Problem Now I have the problem that in the template the file /etc/hostname contains a given ...
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Setting correct hostname

cat /etc/hostname the console show me my ip adress, when i type cat /etc/mailname it shows me my-ip-adress.internetserviceteam.com I have no idea if it's a problem or not, but i was lokking through ...
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How can browsers in VMs resolve hostnames of websites on parent PC?

I have a number of local websites in development on my Windows PC, set up as virtual hosts within Apache, with hostnames (along the lines of dev.example.com) resolved via the hosts file, so I can test ...
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Hostname redirection using Hosts file

We can use C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file to map hostname with IP addresses like this 127.0.0.1 localhost But is it possible to assign one hostname to another like this? ...
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emacs error: “Symbol's value as variable is void: hostname”

After I installed emacs this error occurs every time on startup. It prevents me from installing plugins, e.g. auctex via aptitude. I already tried to install a plugin by hand (rails for ruby), but ...
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hostname Override in firefox

Can I override a hostname in firefox? for example when I access www.example.com it should actually access localhost and not example.com Does any add-on provide that capability?
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How to redirect a domain to another one on my machine only?

I want all requests from my machine to example.com be redirected to example.com.edgesuite.net I tried adding the following line to the hosts file both on Windows and Linux ...
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What is the maximum length for a Windows XP hostname?

I intend to rename several machines to be more detailed about their location. The trouble is that I don't know exactly how long of a hostname is allowed. What is the maximum length for a Windows XP ...
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How to create a fake hostname in windows?

I was reading a book and it said that I can setup a fake hostname in windows by changing the file hosts present in C:/Windows/System32/Drivers/etc/ but it didn't say how to do it. I mean like ...
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Address VMWare Fusion Linux guest by hostname?

I have a Ubuntu Server 9.04 image set up in VMWare Fusion 3.0.0, using the NAT option for the guest's network connection. From the Mac host, I can ssh to the linux guest just fine using it's IP ...
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Windows 7 machine, can't connect remotely until after ping

I have a Windows 7 (Home Premium) machine that doubles as a media centre and subversion server. There's a couple of problems with this setup, when connecting to the server from an XP (SP3) machine: ...
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Difference between host name and domain name

What's the difference between Hostname and Domain name? especially in regards to NIC Could someone please elaborate with examples as this concept is a little confusing
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How can I stop Mac OS X overriding my hostname when I receive a DHCP request on Snow Leopard?

Whenever I go on a network where the DHCP server assigns hostnames then it overrides the settings I've set for my hostname on my Mac in the "Sharing" section of System Preferences. How do I stop this ...