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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Access linux machine by hostname within LAN?

I have a LAN setup with a bunch of windows and linux boxes. The LAN is built on top of the AT&T DSL Router. I don't have any type of DNS Server running. All the windows machines can identify ...
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How to make a Macintosh register a Hostname to the DHCP Server?

I have a MacBook running Snow Leopard in our company's internal network, which is basically a Windows domain network. Our TO department complains about my MacBook not specifying a name to the DHCP ...
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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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What is the difference between a hostname and a fully qualified domain name?

I am new to the world of setting up servers and am baffled by the term hostname and fully qualified domain name. For example, if I want to set up a server that hosts files on the local network i.e. a ...
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Configure Zeroconf to broadcast multiple names

I want to broadcast multiple host names on a local network only from a single instance of Ubuntu Server 10 with Zeroconf or something similar. It has to be zeroconf or similar because it's going to ...
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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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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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Nginx Multiple Domains

I am trying to add a second virtual host to nginx. When i go to the new domain it redirects to the old one. I have tried restarting Nginx, rebooting the server. Has anyone come across this before, ...
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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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Is the hostname case sensitive?

Is the hostname case sensitive? Is ping MYHOST equal to ping myhost Does it depend on the DNS used? Are there differences between Win/Mac/Unix systems?
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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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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 ...
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How to change the hostname of a VM using VMware

When I create VMs, my automatic hostname is localhost.localdomain. This is creating some networking issues from my VM to another Windows computer that I have (cannot ping to my VM). How can I change ...
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Should a server's hostname have a DNS A record?

I have a VPS which is currently serving 2 websites and a game server. The "primary" website - my website - is robinjam.net. I've read multiple conflicting tutorials on the internet regarding ...
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How do I find out my host name and IP address on Ubuntu?

I know Windows has the ipconfig command to find out information about my host name and ip address. On Ubuntu I tried: tpconfig - was not installed on my machine iwconfig - did not give useful info ...
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Cannot rename a computer on a domain

I'm trying to rename a server in a domain which has already given me a few problems. Since a long time i cannot ping the hostname of it from another computer in the domain. The DC is a Windows ...
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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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Must enter Hostname for new dedicated server - Limitations?

I am planning to purchase a dedicated server. However, there is a section where I must enter a "HOSTNAME". They describe it as the following: Enter Hostname (my.server.com) My questions are now: ...
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Change Command Prompt Hostname

How can I change the hostname that is in the command prompt. I have [root@domU-12-31-19-93-37-71 ~]# ls Can I change to [root@jasonvaritek ~]# ls
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Two Web Hosts, One Domain name, How to share the two?

I have a domain that's hosted on a server. I want to set up another server to sometimes serve up pages instead of the pages on the first server. How do I set this up? I guess it's similar to a ...
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How windows resolves hostnames without DNS?

I have a Windows 7 computer and MacOS X 10.6 computer that are connected to same LAN using a 10$ hub. On MacOS i set a computer name to "mymac.local" in "preferences->sharing". Windows computer has ...
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Rename a machine after oracle (XE) installation

I am looking for a quick solution for the following problem: I have one virtual machines (vmware) I want to be able to give to colleagues (copy of the vm). I installed on the machine Oracle XE ...
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How to make my FreeBSD machine visible automatically on Mac within same local network?

The Mac machines within a local network is visible automatically to the other Macs. They're visible on Finder and can be accessed with their names via console. As I know this is multicast-local-DNS. ...
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How to configure hostname for `apache22` package on FreeBSD?

I'm configuring development & test FreeBSD machine on VM. I installed apache22 package and restarted. But the daemon does not started with this error: %apachectl start httpd: ...
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Debian squeeze: change to hostname makes other packages unhappy?

I'm working with a fresh Debian Squeeze install from Linode, and it looks like hostname behaves differently (from lenny) in a way that makes certain other packages unhappy. Viz: ...
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Internal Network Web Server - Host Name

I have a web server in our network that I would like to access with a host name like stage.blabla.com. What are the general steps I need to take to set this up? I have no experience as a sysadmin. I ...
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Access server on internal network by name

Forgive the noob question: I have a server that I would like to address by name from clients on the local network, i.e. instead of typing ssh user@10.0.0.x I would like to type ssh ...
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Windows thinks foreign IP address is local hostname?

I've spent the whole day trying to fix this and it's driving me absolutely insane. I noticed the issue while trying to set up a remote mySQL server and then went from there. My manager can connect to ...
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Hostname resolution in a machine with multiple running eth ports

Consider a machine having 4 eth ports running on it. Then to which eth port's ipaddress will the hostname resolve to? Kindly guide me to some documentation to support your answers so that I could use ...
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Changing server mail address (hostname?) on VPS (parallels, plesk)

My VPS came with a default domain (lets say http://vpsname.com), which was very random long domain name. This VPS hosts two websites, lets call them websiteA.co.uk and websiteB.co.uk. At the moment ...
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Are there any issues with changing the hostname on an existing MySQL server?

I know that changing the Windows hostname on an existing MS SQL server can cause problems if you don't update certain things within MS SQL. Are there any similar issues with changing the Windows ...
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Can I have dots in a hostname?

I'm using names like a.alpha for the hostname of my linux box, but it seams that these name are not completely usable. The response of a hostname shell command is correct (a.alpha). But the name ...
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Hostnames - What are they all about?

I've recently been "forced" to perform some sysadmin work, while this isn't something that I absolutely love doing I've been reading, experimenting and learning a lot. There is one fundamental aspect ...
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How can I add config options for a specific hostname outside <VirtualHost>?

I'm using Apache 2.2 and let it serve domains foo.example.com and bar.example.com with <VirtualHost> statements: <VirtualHost 127.0.0.1:80> ServerName foo.example.com ...
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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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Why should www.domain and mail.domain be used?

I see the default hostname for mail and web servers being set as mail.domain.tld and www.domain.tld respectively. Why is this? Does it help as you move from a single server to multiple servers? I ...
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Should the hostname of my VPS point to the dedi IP of my Domain or to to a shared one used for new account creation?

I leased a VPS which I want to use to sell shared hosting. 3 IPs - I call them A, B and C here for simplicity. Actual setup is: A=NS1.mydomain.com; host.mydomain.com and is used to set-up new accounts ...
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Custom hostname instead ISP's

I have setup a Centos 5.5 server and a domain name (say mydomain.com) pointing to it (using bind9) with custom nameservers (like ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com). Everything works fine but there ...