Hostname is a label assigned to a device connected to a computer network used to identify the device.

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OSX Disable Internet Retain LAN Access [closed]

I need to make an OSX machine accessible to other machines over the LAN by hostname, but 100% disable its ability to reach outside the network. I've tried giving it bogus IP information in the network ...
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Definition of Fully qualified domain name

I tried to search to Internet for a definition of a FQDN. Wikipedia says, a FQDN specifies its exact location in the tree hierarchy of the Domain Name System (DNS) I would interpret this, that ...
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Fedora 20 : Removing domain info (converted to hyphens)

Im noticing that in Fedora 20, if I modify the HOSTNAME=.... parameter to include a typical hostname: HOSTNAME=machine1.local It actually replaces the "." with a "-" character , and machine1.local ...
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Correctly configured /ec/hosts file?

I've come to a confusion regarding the /etc/hosts file. Both of these version work: 1 192.168.2.1 example.com example 2 192.168.2.1 example.com Which one is the correct one?
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Postfix: mails sent through sendmail binary are blocked because of wrong HELO

My server is using Centos 6.5 I updated from Plesk 11.5 to 12 last week and postfix to 2.8.17. Since then, all mails sent using the sendmail binary (notifications, mail forwards...) are being rejected ...
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WHM - using SSH, what settings to change to enable login via MYIP:2086 / MYIP:2087

I somehow introduced an error into my setup. All the sites are still displaying properly, and I can access via putty quite nicely. But I cannot access WHM. I had set it to force login via the ...
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Why not assign the hostname to the loopback address in /etc/hosts?

So I understand that the hostname should (at least in Debian systems) be set in /etc/hostname. To get the FQDN (through hostname -f) the system finds the IP from the hostname through /etc/hosts and ...
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What is the significance of having the correct hostname for a cloud server in the control panel of the hosting company [closed]

What could be a problem that could arise if i do not have the correct hostname as my device name for the cloud server in a control panel of my hosting company basically the device name is supposedly ...
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Exim, hot to route local mail to other adress

I have setuped an Exim4 server on my debian wheezy server. This mail server only sends mail coming from localhost. The purpose is sending mail for my website. I have cron tasks and other services ...
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PTR entry is setting my hostname. How do I stop it?

I'm running RHEL 6.5. My machine is getting it's IP address from our DHCP server. I'm getting this strange behavior where the machine will apparently query the DNS server for a PTR entry for the IP ...
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how to set linux hostname based on flashdisk volume label [closed]

i'am running live linux, which run from FAT32 flashdisk since i run a lot of pc using this flashdisk, its difficult to identify which IP for its hostname, since its ip need to be dynamically ...
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Reading tracert output - what does this address mean?

7 7 ms 2 ms 3 ms 83.149.18.148 8 * 78 ms * ae52.edge7.Frankfurt1.Level3.net [195.16.162.53] 9 * * * Request timed out. 10 80 ms 80 ...
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How can I make my Local Server accessible via hostname? [closed]

I've set up an Ubuntu Server with LAMP. Now I wish I could access it from the other computers in the network just by typing http://hostname/ in the browser. Is it possible without setting up a DNS ...
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Tomcat resources not resolving correctly

I'm trying to deploy MITRE's OpenID Connect Java Spring Server using Tomcat. My server's FQDN is park.muller.io. I've compiled the MITRE server and placed the .war file into the Tomcat webapps ...
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Email sent from my new server, being suspended by SMTP because “weird” hostname?

I have some problems sending emails from my server: I've been banned/suspended for abuse (IP blocked) by the SMTP server. This happens only on my new virtual server. Right to the question: is my new ...
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SGE job does not run with -l hostname, but okay without it

I'm trying to submit job on specific computing node using sun grid engine, 6.2u5. If I submit job without hostname in batch file, It's running well. But, if I put "#@ -l h=node20" into batch file to ...
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Switching hostnames on VPS - implications on existing sites?

Please excuse my ignorance, but I'm more on the design and build side of websites than the hosting and servers... Ok, so I have a VPS that was initially setup by my hosting company to house a ...
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Automated hostname availability for OpenVZ environments

for several years now I am administrating some OpenVZ Hardwarenodes with a fairly low amount of containers per node (10-20). I'm about to setup a new machine, and what's always bothering me is the ...
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Servers Hostname Normalisation [duplicate]

I'm currently building a private servers farm with a thousand and thousand hosts, and I suddenly faced a really interesting question that I was unable to answer at the moment. Is there a Standard ...
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hostname doesnt work in sftp whereas works in ftp [closed]

Why I cant access a sftp server using my hostname? I can access the ftp server using hostname, but not the sftp server.I have not done any extra mapping for ftp anywhere. But when I tried it with ip ...
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Postfix configuration hostname poor format?

Please help. I keep getting "relay host configuration problem." I think this is because I'm not setting up myhostname and mydomain correctly in main.cf. But I don't think my host name will work. I ...
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Name resolution for internal network hostnames

I plan on standardizing host naming conventions and want to setup an "internal" network to allow easy communication between different servers. We purchase servers from multiple different dedicated ...
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SPF Check Failing Because Yahoo and Hotmail Looking for Zone File For Hostname

I have set up an SPF record that passes gmail's SPF record check, but not hotmail, yahoo, port25.com, isnotspam.com, or openspf.net. I believe the SPF record is properly set up for my domain, ...
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Should you use a private hostname or public hostname as server hostname?

Assume you have a web server and database server, the web server is publicly accessible, while the database is only used by the web server, their DNS is web.example.com web-internal.example.com ...
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DNS settings are ignored [closed]

My physical setup is: DMZ (SERVER) (192.168.1.1) | | WAN ——— ROUTER (1.2.3.4, 192.168.1.254) ——— LAN LAN adresses are assigned by DHCP. ...
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Host Resolution from a Windows 7 Workstation not on a Domain

My Windows 7 Workstation is not on a domain, but I frequently use resources on 'team.domain'. I have a static IP and am using a DNS server specific to our group. Sometimes I am able to access ...
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How to point a domain to a dedicated ip

In my domain account while trying to update the nameservers , they are asking for hostname and ip. I have ip alone , how to create a host name. I am using windows server 2003 .
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Hostnames in HAProxy configuration file

My haproxy.cfg file has two backend servers using hostnames: server ops-ca-revealv2e-prod-1 ops-ca-revealv2e-prod-1:443 cookie ops-ca-revealv2e-prod-1 ssl weight 1 maxconn 512 check server ...
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Correctly setting the hostname - Fedora 20 on Amazon EC2

Context I have a Fedora 20 cloud image running on Amazon EC2 (henceforth called the "instance"). And I have some uncertainty about persistently setting its hostname. Goal In this case, let's say I ...
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Push hostnames to a DNS server without DHCP

Considering the complete lack of luck I've had googling any terms related to this question, this may not even be possible, but: Is there a reasonably standard way to set a hostname on a machine, and ...
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Apache proxy_http redirect to ip and set hostname

hopefully you guys can help me with a proxy problem I have. What I already have I have set up an apache http reverse proxy, to proxy requests from *.proxy.domain to *.intern.domain. The apache is ...
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How do I stop a Linux computer from sending a DHCP hostname?

I need to set up a Linux computer so that it uses DHCP but doesn't send any hostname at all. I'm using isc-dhclient-4.2.4 /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf contains the line send host-name = gethostname(); ...
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Syslog-ng how to get domain names instead of IP address

How can syslog-ng get the domain names instead of IP address that I received? I'm able to get those information but in IP address, I would like to get the DST/HOST to domain names instead of getting ...
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How do I redirect/rewrite to the FQDN URL without setting ServerName?

Often in intranets, users will direct URLs to a hostname without supplying the FQDN. Example: http://internalHost Instead of http://internalHost.example.com I would like to redirect users / ...
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Linux PC is not reachable through hostname when static ip is configured [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on PC. when the PC is configured to use DHCP, the pc is accessable through it's hostname. but when I set static ip, I can't reach the PC through the hostname. What is the ...
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VPS hostname, ns1 and ns2 prefix [closed]

Sorry for the stupid question. I'm completely new to servers in general and I want to sign up for a VPS. On the sign-up page, I have to fill in these fields: I have no idea what I should write ...
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How can I configure myhostname to work with Postfix?

I'm going through the process of setting up a Discourse forum on my server (Ubuntu 12.04 x64) and am getting stuck at the point where I have to configure mailers. I'm following Discourse's ...
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What's the point of changing the hostname on my server?

I know that changing my DNS records to point to my IP address is how I get my server accessible, so that a request for myDomain.com points to my IP address. With that said, why does a machine need to ...
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How to set the fqdn on a CentOS server? [duplicate]

I set my hostname in the /etc/sysconfig/network file to host.example.com HOSTNAME=host.example.com Fyi, I then issued a reboot on the machine. I have a problem with Puppet: when I run Facter on ...
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Same IP on many systems in different environments

I work in an environment where there are multiple locations, and in each locations we have the same IP addressing scheme, that is, we have many machines (one in each location) that share the same IP ...
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Validity of a FQDN with a hostname consisting entirely of numbers

Is a FQDN valid if the hostname component is entirely numeric? It's not something I've come across before and I'm not sure if something like the following is legal: 001.example.com. I know it's an ...
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What should I use for the FQDN of a server hosting only a subdomain?

I am setting up a server to host an application which will be on a subdomain, let's say "application.foo.com". "foo.com" is hosted on a completely different server, points to a different IP, etc. Do ...
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Can't connect to MySQL using 'localhost' but using '127.0.0.1' it's ok?

My /etc/hosts file looks like this: 127.0.0.1 localhost # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ...
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make php mail() send relevant domain name and not from default server hostname

I'm not the sharpest server administrator in the draw, so i hope this isn't too much of a stupid question. I'm looking to make php mail() send relevant domain name and not from default server ...
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How to get the computer's name running OSX from its IP

Some computer is doing some large data transfer on the office network, which we could only get the IP address. We know that it is running OSX, but we do not know its computer name so we do not know ...
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DHCP clients: Where is the hostname going to come from

We are building a private cloud here, VMs have at least 2 NICs, sometimes 3 or 4, each may be statically configured for IPv4 and/or IPv6 or be configured by DHCP or a combo of the two. Yes it's a ...
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hostname lookup failure

I installed CentOS 6.4 Minimal Install on Virtual Box. Now I have reinstalled Virtual Box, and whenever I reactivate the guest OS and assign the VHD on Virtual BOX, I get : continuously. I have ...
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How to setup an alias in IIS?

I'm a SharePoint developer, so please, bear with me here and I'll provide more information as needed since I'm not sure what I need to specify here! I'm trying to setup an alias in IIS. I have a ...
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Identify the computer owning an IP address whose DNS record is 'borrowed' from an old computer

I am in the process of clearing out old computer accounts from an Active Directory domain that I inherited responsibility for. In this environment stale records are not removed from DNS so there are ...
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IIS: make hostname point to website

I am deploying to my .net project to host.domain.com/Default Web Site/ProjectName. I would like to make it so that the URL "host.domain.com" points to my application. I suspect I don't have the ...