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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OSX Terminal showing incorrect hostname

When I open Terminal I expect it to show what my PS1 is set to \h:\W \u\$. However it's not displaying my hostname Eriks-MacBook, as displayed in System Preferences. Instead, it's showing a random ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How to override Windows 8 Hostname (computer name) with different IP address?

I want resolve Windows' hostname (computer name) to another IP. 127.0.0.1 myhostname in hosts file doesn't work. ping myhostname shows that it have ethernet adapter IP (192.168.1.2). It works in ...
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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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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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Cannot Resolve Host Or Access Website Through Router

This is weird. I am on Windows XP with Edimax BR 6204Wg. I have 3 devices - 2 laptops and 1 smartphone. 1st laptop and smartphone are connected through WiFi to router and 2nd laptop is connected ...
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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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Strange NS behavior on OS X — can't connect to SSH server

I'm trying to SSH to an Eee PC laptop running Debian on a network where hostnames are automatically registered with DNS via the DHCP server. The Eee PC laptop had run out of power and gone to sleep ...
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How can I map a domain name to an IP address and port?

I want to give a domain name to the IP address and port for an application in Windows 7. For example, test.com should map to 127.0.0.1:59873. Is there anyway that we can do it by using a web server ...
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Change hostname and prompt in OS X terminal

On a Mac the hostname and prompt is: workstation:~ thomas$ On Ubuntu Linux it would be: thomas@workstation:~$ How can I make the OS X prompt look like the Ubuntu one?
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Difference between NETBIOS, host name and computer name?

In windows if you go to Computer->Properties->Advanced System Settings->Computer Name, you can change the computer name, let's say from "MYCOMPUTER" to "LEDZEPPELIN". This changes the (1) computer ...
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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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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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creating a named host for virtualbox accessible from host

For my dev machine, I have windows 7 host with ubuntu guest. I run the guest as the server. Every time I want to test from the host, I find my current guest IP address, and connect via that (for ...
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Cannot Access Website First Time Through Router And Later It Seems To Forget Routing Table [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot Resolve Host Or Access Website Through Router Would be helpful to those who are willing to help with this one. I evaluated the problem and it is for computer ...
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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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editing the host name in Linux

I needed to install some libraries (like libSM.i686) on my machine to be able to work with ANSYS Workbench (which is a fluid dynamic simulation software) and I encountered a problem in using the ...