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

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Running teamcity in LAN

I am trying to set up a teamcity server in my local network so that it can also be accessed from outside. the server runs on port 8111 and can be accessed fine from inside the lan. In my router ...
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user version of /etc/hosts

I am a user on a Solaris 10 system and I wish to maintain my own version of /etc/hosts. This file will function like a normal /etc/hosts, except it will only resolve hosts from processes that I run. ...
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Setting new hostname on CentOS, it changes back after restart

On CentOS (5.x) I have a VPS that has hostname set to "olddomain.com", at least this is the domain I am getting when typing "hostname" command. I want to change it to 'localhost.localdomain' because ...
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Will Active Directory Allow You to Add Two Computers of the Same Name?

I'm hoping someone can confirm my observations because I'm questioning my memory... The title kind of says it all. While working rapidly on deploying a number of similar systems, it appeared that we ...
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Unable to resolve host name on certain ISP

Two people on the same office. One uses WIFI on a broadband network and the other one uses Tele2 3G (Sweden), both from a Macbook Pro. When they try to open www.good-morning.se on their browser, the ...
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Effects of mis-configured hosts file?

SSH and sudo were starting very slowly because /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts did not match. After adding a line for the hostname in the hosts file, the initial 2-4 second delay no longer occurs. At ...
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Resolving samba server hostnames

I have a samba server and I want to access it by name from my windows machine. Currently if I can use the ip address e.g. \\192.168.0.104 (although it does not appear automatically in network) to ...
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On Ubuntu 10.04, should /etc/hostname contain the server's FQDN?

On Ubuntu 10.04, should /etc/hostname contain the server's fully-qualified domain name?
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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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How does hostname relate to IP address on a server with multiple public IPs?

My hosting provider set up an Ubuntu-based virtual private server for me with three public IPs. I want to assign hostnames to those IPs as follows (I'm be using Dyn as my DNS): example.com -> IP_1 ...
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Ubuntu - get hostname -f to return fake “FQDN” without DNS

On my private local network, I need an Ubuntu host to convince itself (well, more specifically the Erlang "long name" tool) that it has a FQDN. It doesn't much matter what it is. But supposing my real ...
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nginx server_name based on $hostname

Based on the nginx wiki the $hostname variable is "Set to the machine's hostname as returned by gethostname ". I tried that and although gethostname doesn't work my debian box it still returns the ...
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iis vbscript remove all site bindings and replace with list of new bindings

I have a single host with 500+ bindings associated to it, and I would like to first purge this host of all its bindings and replace them from a list of bindings in a file. The format of the fill will ...
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ADODB Connection - Webserver doesn't resolve the hostname of the mssql server

I have a mssql connection resource file as belows: <% Set Conn01 = Server.CreateObject ("ADODB.Connection") Conn01.Open "PROVIDER=SQLOLEDB; Data ...
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Does not having FQDN in /etc/hosts cause any problems?

Just been looking through some servers and seen that the external ip is set up with the full and short names the wrong way round, e.g.: a.b.c.d myserver myserver.mycompany.org What sort of problems ...
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Trouble with resolving hostnames on CentOS using Bind

I'm taking a course on server administration at school and I have managed to set up virtual hosting in apache and a dns server on a virtual machine. However, I have now set up an old pc to run CentOS ...
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site name vs host name on iis 7 - adding a new site

I am adding a new site in the IIS7. It asked me to enter site name and host name. I didn't get the difference. Could you please explain about it. thanks !
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JBoss behind NAT hostname problem

My company has a JBoss cluster sitting behind a firewall that performs NAT. We forward ports to JBoss from the firewall, so that our client application can access the server. We are having trouble ...
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linux command line: find a host's canonical hostname

what is the easiest way to get a host's canonical host name from linux's command line? If it matters, my shell is bash. CLARIFICATION: I want another host's canonical hostname, either by ip or by ...
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Debian Hostname refusing to stick

I'm using virtualbox for testing and have the latest stable Debian. When I try to set the hostname of the machine using both: hostname ayil and editing /etc/hostname and running ...
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postfix uses hostname instead of myhostname

I am trying to set up an outgoing mail server for sending emails which is to relay to our ISP. In /etc/postfix/main.cf I have myhostname to ourcompany.example.com and myorigin and mydomain to ...
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Setup IIS 7.5 with multiple website bindings and SSL?

On IIS 7.5 I am trying to achieve this with two websites: Default Web Site is bound to: (blank host header port 80 - http) (blank host header port 443 - https) go.example.com www71.example.com the ...
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host resolution extremely slow using wget on local dev machine. fast using browser

On my local Ubuntu 10.04 dev machine, if I do a wget for a web address such as "wget http://www.google.com", it gets stuck on "Resolving www.google.com" for up to 30 seconds before the response is ...
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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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the server's certificate did not match its hostname multiple domains on same server

I have 3 websites host on a single server, and only one of those website is using SSL. I bought, configured and installed a GoDaddy certificate and it is working fine on all browsers (Chrome, FF, ...
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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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rDNS multiple IPs same interface

I have three different IPs on the same interface: eth0 192.168.1.103 eth0:0 192.168.1.104 eth0:1 192.168.1.105 and I have the following in /etc/hosts: 192.168.1.103 host.example.com ...
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How to change computer name in Win7 in a workgroup to make it like in a domain [closed]

My home computer is currently in my home's workgroup, and I don't have any domain controller in my home network. I would like to have my computer's hostname look like mycomputer.mydomain.com, but ...
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Host name resolution on Windows 7

Other than specifying the host name in the host file for web site are there other steps needed to be able to refer to the site by that name instead of the ip address? I want to access the site like ...
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Junk host name while using nslookup, How to change it?

My question is regarding the host name mapped to a machine's IP. I am new to Linux, I have a machine to test whether our j2ee based web application runs fine in linux box. we are able to deploy our ...
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Problem with accessing a website hosted on a local device connected to the local wireless network

I am running Lighttpd 1.4.28 on an embedded device. Apart from the webserver, I run udhcpd and dnsmasq to allow other devices to connect to my embedded device to access the website. My device has the ...
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How to redirect request for any host to my hostname within a local network

I have a local wireless network running. It is not connected to the internet and it has a webserver (lighttpd) running on 192.168.0.1 This webserver has a website running on it. I want to know how ...
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How to change the hostname for Websphere Portal Server 6.1

I have a system with Websphere Application Server 6.1.0.35 and Websphere Portal Server 6.1.0.5. Now I changed the hostname. Since the official IBM note on this is not available anymore (400 Bad ...
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hostname and hostname -f are backwards?

When I run the command hostname (on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server) it returns 'mail.mydomain.com' When I run hostname -f I get 'mail' as a response. These seem backwards to me, shouldn't hostname -f ...
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Hostname vs domain name when using dynamic DNS?

I've setup a dynamic DNS service with DynDNS, let's call it: foobar.dyndns.net When I setup a Linux server, what should be my hostname and domain name?? For instance, if I setup Slackware Linux, ...
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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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Can't reach Win 2k3 server by name on first attempt

I'm not an admin but since our regular guy is on vacation, the problem ended up in my lap. I'll be as brief as I can. We noticed that our SQL Server 2005 instance was acting weird: app starts, app ...
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How do I change HOSTNAME on an Ubuntu server?

I'm attempting to change the hostname on my shared server with Slicehost so I can setup Postfix as a null client. I edited /etc/hosts and after reboot, the hostname is still incorrect. What am I ...
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How expensive is a hostname in htaccess? Other solutions possible?

For easy allow or disallowing of dynamic IP-adresses you can add them as a hostname in a .htaccess file. As I have read from: .htaccess allow from hostname? it does a reverse lookup on the ...
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Accessing a site using ip/hostname combination

I've successfully set up multiple sites on my server, and as they are all assigned to port 80, I have assigned each a unique host name in the IIS Site Bindings. Firstly, is this the correct way of ...
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Trouble changing hostname on a Rightscale provisioned CentOS instance

I am trying to change the hostname to host01 on an instance that was is using the RightImage_CentOS_5.4_x64_v5.6 - 11H2.a1 [rev 11] MCI. So I set the /etc/hosts file to: 127.0.0.1 localhost ...
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Ping returns different results if asked ip address or hostname

Alright, I've got an irritating problem. When I ping one of the servers in my company with ping 192.168.1.62 I get my box ldmmit1 as the result. But when I use this line ping ldmmit1 I ...
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How to change hostname of VM?

I am using vSphere Hypervisor 4.1.0 and vSphere Client and from the vSphere Client, if you go to the Summary tab of a VM, how do you change the Host name in the General box? I am stumped. I heard ...
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Redirect port for specific hostname?

Lets say I have two domains pointing to my IP: first.com and second.com pointing to 127.0.0.1 When someone connects to first.com:6000 it should go to 127.0.0.1:6000. But when someone connects to ...
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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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Automatic ip, name and dns configurations for virtual servers on demand

Current environment is several Linux boxes in a couple of logically separated "datacenters" running virtual guests that are created and deleted on demand. DNS and DHCP run in another box and should ...
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To which IP should hostname resolve?

Which IP should hostname machine.example.com resolve to in /etc/hosts? To localhost (127.0.0.X), to a local network (10.X.X.X or 192.168.X.X), or to the external server IP visible from outside ...
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How do you name your servers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Coolest Server Names How do you decide what you name your servers? Do you keep it simple/boring like svr-01, svr-02; make it descriptive like citrix-01, share-01; ...
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With Nginx proxying to Apache, real hostname is lost

I have a situation with a number of websites sharing a single IP address. I have nginx accepting requests and passing them on to Apache, which actually serves the sites. I know that Apache isn't ...
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Cannot ping to VM's hostname?

I am dumbfounded. I am trying to ping one of my RHEL VMs with my Windows vSphere client box. The hostname of this VM is set as, lets say "MyVM". I verified this with the command hostname. Using ...