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

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How do I override the OS X hostname that is assigned by DHCP?

I want to force OS X 10.6 to use the hostname that I assign it but still be able to use DHCP. The old method of editinng /etc/hostconfig is not good anymore, the file containing "This file is going ...
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Hostname vs IP address to refer to servers in Windows domain environment

I've always preferred to use hostname for things like network shares, SQL Server instances, etc. I usually find hostnames to be more descriptive and easier to remember. However, recently one of our ...
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Unable to setup a host name binding with an emoji (unicode 6 character) on IIS 8

I'm trying to setup a host name of xn--n68h.tk on our IIS8 with an emoji (unicode 6 character). When I add it as a binding our IIS stops and when I try to start it I'm getting an "Value doesn't not ...
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Can ping google.com, but can't ping cnn.com

I have just upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04. I didn't notice the problem at first. But when installing horde with the pear installer it failed to download all of the packages. So I did a little hunting ...
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Error message: Host 'server1.MY_DOMAIN.TLD' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server

I have a web and mail server running Ubuntu 12.04. I installed iRedMail and had it running fine, but this morning mail was not connecting and none of my sites worked. I checked some logs which told me ...
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ping -a does not return hostname [closed]

The problem i am currently experiencing is with One of my Untangle boxes. We are using IPsec VPN, Microsoft Server 2003 for DNS. I cannot get RDP to work with hostname, FQDN, ONLY IP. When i use ping ...
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Getting wrong Hostname from tracert

Noticed this while using VNC to users computers. When I do a tracert using hostname it completes but at a different hostname. All my users are using Microsoft VPN. I'm assuming this is a DNS issue but ...
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Pound Proxy with multiple SSL Certificates

After reading on the Pound website that SSL does not support virtual host names, this in fact seems quite strait forward and obvious to me now. I have a pound load-balancer I wish to terminate SSL ...
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Host name checks when somebody remotely logs in

Whenever anyone connects through Remote Desktop to my Windows 2003 server, I want to check his computer name (hostname) along with his username so I can allow the user to log in. I don't know ...
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Changing the hostname on a rented dedicated server

I would like to change the hostname on my Ubuntu Server 12.04 box that I rent from a dedicated server company. At the moment if I type hostname into SSH I get a response like so: ...
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What if I follow Oracle Instructions for hostname [duplicate]

Oracle Docs requiring Hostname to be FQDN. What do you think? Not really what I want to do but... should I? Verifying Host Names Use the following to verify host name settings: For Oracle Linux 4 ...
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sudoers works with hostname but not with the full domain name (fqdn)

I'm using puppet to propagate a sudoers file to several environments with different domains like so: Host_Alias STG1 = *.stg1.wa.acme.com Host_Alias STG2 = *.stg2.wa.acme.com This works ...
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When connecting to mysql on ec2, what should I be using?

I'm having issues connecting to my local mysql server currently, but I need help in being able to connect to mysql from other instances also. Background: I have a java service that is installed on a ...
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Changing ComputerName did not change HostName on Domain in XP

I have a group of computers on a domain that I want to be able to remote control via RDP. All computers are WinXP. I changed the "ComputerName"s through the SYSTEM CONTROL PANEL of the computers; to ...
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“dig … any” shows A record but “dig … a” does not

When using "dig host.name.here.com A" I get SERVFAIL and no answer. But when I do a "dig host.name.here.com ANY" I get NOERROR and it returns an A record. Any idea as to what may be wrong with the ...
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Can I put “localhost” into /etc/hostname?

I want to stop apache2 from querying the dns name at every start and to make it faster. There is absolutely no reason for apache to do any DNS-queries at all. For redirects it has to use the name ...
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Virtual PC - Windows XP Mode - Capturing hostname from guest?

I'm in the process of creating an auto-deploy customised Windows XP mode using Windows Virtual PC, I'm trying to get the guest to be named based on the hosts name but I'm not sure how the guest can ...
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IIS asks for login/pass when accessed using hostname but not when 'localhost' is used. Why?

I have setup IIS on my xp machine and have setup a default homepage (that comes with the IIS installed). It is a help page I think. when I access the page with http://localhost it works fine ...
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MySQL - Hostname Issue

I'm experiencing an unusual issue with my production mysql server. Currently I only have two production servers so I had all the server host name entries in /etc/hosts files on each server. A few days ...
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Someone parked a domain on my server/IP - should I worry? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there anything I can do about someone who has pointed their domain at my ip? I'm running a dedicated server with own static IP for a while now. Some weeks ago I ...
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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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Hostname confusion (Ubuntu Server 10.04)

I have just setup Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition. I have been following this tutorial. The DNS information seems to be setup correctly now, but I am confused about the hostname. Currently it is ...
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Can fully-qualified hostname be used as a unique identifier?

If I get the fully qualified computer name on a Windows server (2K3 or 2K8) using the GetComputerNameEx() API call, can I rely on that name to be unique on that particular domain? That is, can I ...
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Find Hostname by having IP-Address

Is there a way to find out hostnames only by having the IP's of the hosts, while only using Windows' command line (cmd)?
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Is it OK to have a diferent hostname to fqdn?

I have a server with fqdn git.mydomain.com (this is in DNS) but I don't really want the machine to have git as its hostname. Right now I have the hostname in /etc/hostname set as (for example): ...
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Some questions regarding Hostname

I just bought a new VPS hosting plan and i have a few questions. Hope someone here can clear the doubts for me. 1) Is it necessary to have a real domain for a vps hostname? I suppose i can just ...
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Host name change breaking http? Fedora

OK so I have been messing around on my development server. It has been a while since I have had my head in linux and I suspect I have broken something. I have SSH running and that is working fine. I ...
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Host is missing hostname and/or domain

i use puppet 0.25.4 on ubuntu 10.04,when puppet installed ,i got the infor below : Nov 29 10:30:30 puppet puppetmasterd[4422]: Host is missing hostname and/or domain: pclient.example.com Nov 29 ...
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hostname -f says “hostname: the specified hostname is invalid”. Guess why?

hostname -f says "hostname: the specified hostname is invalid". The hostname (FQDN) specified in /etc/hostname is also listed in /etc/hosts and is pingable. No actual DNS server yet of the host knows. ...
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DNS, domain, firewall issue on port 8090

I have a server running Jira and Confluence. Jira @ http://jira.domain.com:8080 Confluence @ http://wiki.domain.com:8090 I can reach the applications from the server, from my home pc. But on my work ...
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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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How To Change MS SQL 2008 R2 Hostname? [closed]

I Installed MS SQL 2008 R2 Express And Plesk 11 MS SQL Hostname is ".\MSSQLSERVER2008" Right Now ! I Want Change it to "localhost" Can U Help Me ?
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How do I change Exim4's primary_hostname on a Debian box?

Some remote SMTP server I am trying to deliver mail to refuses to accept the HELO from my server: 504 5.5.2 <localhost>: Helo command rejected: need fully-qualified hostname Apparently, my ...
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Multiple hostnames for one server?

Is this possible? The reason I ask this is because Gmail keeps attaching the 'via' field in the email messages originated from one of my sites that resides in a server with the hostname of a whole ...
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Access my local server by hostname or servername

I have a local host server hosting a few applications in tomcat which comes through a apache proxy The client or User trying to access these application has to access them like ...
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IIS: hostname breaks website

I have a Azure WindowsVM with a IIS. Everything works fine until i add a hostname in the bindings. Then I get a 404 error.
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Is there a practical server host naming convention? [closed]

To maintain many servers, how do you give a name to your servers? By only server's hostname, I would like to classify the server's kind of service, whether virtual machine or not, stages(alpha, beta, ...
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Forcing SSL with mod_rewrite

I have the following statement and it works perfectly to redirect all requests for "www" on :80 to force the browser to the same location on :443 RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on ...
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Permanently change hostname of Debian Squeeze virtual server

I have a virtual server running Debian Squeeze. I can change the hostname by running the hostname new.host.name command or by editing /etc/hostname and then running /etc/init.d/hostname.sh, but after ...
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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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EC2 hostname ubuntu and ejabberd

I have questions related to the host name in Ubuntu EC2 instances. I have a IPS elastics for hosts that want to be seen from the internet and I have pointed out in the DNS entries with the computer ...
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Is using wildcards for hostnames in dhcp module of dnsmasq possible?

I want to have all machines with a hostname that starts with foobar- assigned an IP from a specific range with an infinite lease. All other machines should have a volatile IP. I did the following but ...
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How can I manage hostnames across multiple servers? [closed]

In a lot of documentation I've seen recently, servers are referred to by internal hostnames, such as production-1, production-2, db-1. I realize I can associate these names in the hosts file on the ...
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Resolve hostname without FQDN

I'm trying to configure Bind for internal LAN usage only (Linux server, Windows clients) and I would like to resolve workstation both by fqdn and shortname. For example, without DNS server, supposing ...
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confused about hostname- what do i set it as?

I am a little confused about the hosts file in Linux, and what I have to set in it. I am setting up an email server which is on our gateway. Now this machine obviously has an internal and external IP ...
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How to request DHCP clients to resend their hostnames after a router reboots

Assume that I have a router with DHCP server on it (well, it is actually a dd-wrt router). After rebooting the router, all the DHCP clients's hostnames are lost: I couldn't see the names of the ...
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Rename hostname

If you rename the PC's hostname at the PC while it is connected to the domain, will it find that original hostname in AD and rename it there as well?
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ec2 instance - is it safe to change /etc/hostname?

I'm having several ec2 independent instances(staging and production). They do not talk to each other in any way. Is is safe to modify /etc/hostname for better clarity of what instance you've logged ...
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OpenVZ tells me: hostname: the specified hostname is invalid on boot of the VE

I’m using Proxmox 2.1, which is based on Debian 6, for my OpenVZ installation. Which shouldn’t matter but I wanted to mention it before I begin with my problem. I imported several VEs into my newly ...
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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 ...