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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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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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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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Vagrant - access guest from host via hostname [closed]

I have vagrant 1.2.2 installed in my development machine; a laptop. I use same laptop in three different environments with different networking settings. My VagrantFile looks like: ...
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Connecting to Gest ip address usign host alias [closed]

I have RedHat OS running on VMWare Player. My host operating system is windows7. Network configuration i am using on my virtual machine is NAT. I have configured my Guest operating systems ...
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Fedora 17 - Can't access remote machine using hostname [closed]

I am using Fedora 17 and am trying to access a remote machine (running Fedora 15) using its hostname which isn't working. The machine is right next to me on the same switch as my machine (so they are ...
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Linux - if I change the hostname, which services need to be restarted?

I'm making some system hostname changes across a few environments and this got me thinking... When I change a server's hostname (live), what needs to be modified and which system services require a ...
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Could not resolve hostname in curl, wget, yum on Centos

After I freshly installed a Centos, I can not get yum, wget or curl to work. All I get is : $ curl http://www.google.com curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host 'www.google.com The most surprising part is ...
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Determining the State of a User using their Hostname

Not sure if this is the right SE site. I figured this question doesn't belong on SO, but if you think it doesn't belong here either, I apologize. I've been looking into determining the location, ...
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linux macvlan - stop from broadcasting hostname

I am trying to simulate two different computers on one box, using the macvlan module (which is awesome, by the way) but I have one small problem; When I create the macvlan Ubuntu 11.10 very helpfully ...
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How can I set alias names for hostname on Redhat?

I'm aware that modifying /etc/sysconfig/network can set a permanent hostname for my server. But I also want to set some alias for it, and make several clients able to resolve them, how can I achieve ...
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Connecting hosts in same network by their fqdn

Lets say I have 2 servers. They are on the same network, same subnet and the same domain. Everything is same. server1.something.internal -> 10.0.0.1 server2.something.internal -> 10.0.0.2 So ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 server change ip

I have ubuntu 10.04 server configured to ip address x.x.x.200 and also have windows server 2003 with ip address x.x.x.100 (already setup as www.some-domain.com) Currently i trying to shutdown windows ...
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Setting the hostname: FQDN or short name?

I've noticed that the "preferred" method of setting the system hostname is fundamentally different between Red Hat/CentOS and Debian/Ubuntu systems. CentOS documentation and the RHEL deployment guide ...
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Links inside intranet: use fully qualified name, or just hostname?

When working in an intranet, it's often necessary to set up links to other computers (HTTP hyperlinks or shortcuts, hostname in various server config files, SSH shortcuts etc.). In all these cases, ...
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Cannot ping linux (RedHat) machine by hostname

For some reason, a linux (RedHat) machine that I have is not ping-able by hostname! It is ping-able by IP address though. I have the same network configurations as another linux (RedHat) machine ...
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unable to ping hostname, but \\hostname\c$ works?

I'm having a strange issue on my initial lab setup. Situation: Host with OS Server 2008 R2 64bit, on this host a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V with OS Server 2008 SP1 32bit. The virtual machine has a ...
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how to add linux computer to windows network

i need to add a linux to a network, and assign it a hostname in active directory. any clues on how to do that? i know how to set things up on the windows box, but not how to give it a recognizable ...
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Should I change my server hostname?

The hostname on my server is the default that is was when I purchased the dedicated server, but I am wondering if it is possible to change it, and if I should. If I change the hostname, will it stop ...
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Why does this IP not return a host name?

I can successfully ping 77.244.226.204 but it will not return a host name. Why not ?
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Deny IP to host name request?

My home computer is connected directly through a modem to my ISP. How can I prevent my IP to return a host name when I use this website ? IPtoHost EDIT: so... I take it that the request goes ...
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Forward Hostname via my router to another PC for debugging

My web service runs on for example: http://mydomain.com/mywebservice.asmx. This works great, but I have a PDA application which I want to debug it synchronising through this web service. Currently the ...
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What for zeroconf binds hostnames to IP addresses?

I mean, why IP addresses are not sufficient? We can identify devices by their IP addresses. Why do we want to use hostnames? To identify devices? I know that IP addresses are assigned in a random way ...
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Change name of linux server on network

I'm using CentOS 5. How do I change the hostname of the machine so I can ssh to it from other boxes by a short hostname? I've tried "hostname puppet", changing "/etc/sysconfig/network" and "sysctl ...
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How to determine the hostname from an IP address in a Windows network?

My LAN has 50 Windows hosts. At the Windows command line I try ping to get the IP address of a running Windows machine. The question is how to get hostname of a specific IP address in the same ...
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How to enumerate network computers from command line?

I am on Windows XP and would like to enumerate the computers that exist on my network from a command line. I would like to enumerate them such that I can use the host names in another command, pslist ...