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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LAN hostname resolution

I have several computers running on my home LAN, and all are connected to one router. I'm running linux on some of the machines and Windows on the others. Without any configuration, I can ping a ...
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Need to setup a wireless network with hostname resolving and samba shares?

I'm new to networking in depth, I may ask silly questions. I hope you can point me in some right direction. Info I have a Belkin N 150 wireless ADSL router that also acts as a wireless hub. I have ...
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How do I find out my computer network name (Linux)?

I have a linux machine on my university network where I usually log in via ssh from home. I have know the ip, so this is what I use to log in, but it would convenient to know if my computer have a ...
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Purpose of LAN Domain?

What is the purpose of creating a domain name for your LAN? I'm using DD-WRT on my router and assigned local.moofz.com as the LAN domain. I setup Apache HTTP servers on two of the computers on my LAN ...
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Cannot ssh to laptop with OSX hostname.local, but can connect through ip

I am trying to connect from my server to my macbook thru ssh but I cannot find its hostname on the network. I enabled Remote Login in System Preferences > Sharing and my mac claims that: Computers ...
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OpenOffice.org 3 waits 25 seconds before opening

I'm on Fedora 14, and OpenOffice 3.3.0 takes a long time to open (about 30 seconds, sometimes less). It isn't a CPU or disk performance issue, it's just simply a very long delay before the program ...
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How to make ping more persistent with unresolved hostnames

When I try to ping a hostname of a computer that is down, I get en error that it cannot resolve the hostname. $ alice:~ me$ ping bob ping: cannot resolve bob: Unknown host Is there a way I can make ...
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Get Hostname from IP address/MAC address

I have a list of IP addresses and MAC addresses connected to my local network, but I need to get the hostnames of each device, is there a command line or terminal (mac) command for this?
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How can I display host name on windows desktop

I do a lot of work on Windows Server 2008 remote desktops and often lose track of which host I am currently logged on to. Is there a way of displaying (without installing any non-standard apps) the ...
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From which hosts have I sshed

If I'm in a terminal and I ssh into a new host, then ssh to another host, then another etc., is there a way to determine this chain of hosts other than recursively exiting and seeing where I end up?
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What is the SIMPLEST way to setup two-way hostname resolution between Windows 7 Host and Ubuntu Linux VMWare Guest?

Starting from a clean Windows 7, I installed VMWare Player and then inside it I installed Ubuntu. Both OS's can ping each other by IP address, but hostnames won't resolve. What's the easiest way to ...
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How to set the static IP address and change the Host Name of a FreeBSD machine?

I have a FreeBSD machine running as a Virtual Machine. There are 2 things that I need to do. Change the IP Address and Host name Put this machine into the Network. My machine is already connected to ...
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Assign hostname to IP without editing hosts file

I need to addhosts temporarily and multiple times to Windows and would like to be able to do so without having to constantly edit the system32\drivers\etc\hosts file, since the changes only need to ...
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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 ...