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

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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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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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Lighttpd proxy module - use with hostname

I have to proxy a site which is hosted on an external webspace through my lighty on example.org. My config so far: $HTTP["url"] =~ "^/webmail" { proxy.server = ("/webmail/" => ( # ...
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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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Hostname and SSL (apache) issue on Debian

I have been trying to setup SSL virtual host ServerAdmin webmaster@mts.com ServerName moclm.tap.pt DocumentRoot /var/www/tapme/ <Directory /> Options ...
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Linux command line utility to resolve host names using /etc/hosts first

There are several command line utilities to resolve host names (host, dig, nslookup), however they all use nameservers exclusively, while applications in general look in /etc/hosts first (using ...
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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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Hostname for WHM account transfer

I'm afraid to ask this question, because it seems like it should be something I should know, but I just don't. I'm a reseller of shared hosting for one of the worst hosting companies on the planet, so ...
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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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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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Hostname Problem On WHM / cPanel Installation

My CentOS 5.6 server's hostname was "centos" . And then i change it to my domain : hostname domain.com And i started to installing WHM / cPanel as explained in here : ...
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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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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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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 hostname.domainname from dhcp

Running Centos 6.x using dhcp, we want to set the hostname to be FQDN that's obtained from a combination of dhcp options. As an example if I have two dhcp options option host-name "foobar"; option ...
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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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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 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 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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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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What are the most manageable and interesting server naming schemes being used? [closed]

I am curious to see what schemes are being used when naming servers...
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Which host name to put in /etc/hostname?

on my dedicaced server, i host multiple website. Simple question : what do i need to enter in /etc/hostname ? Why choose website1.com instead of website2.com ? What do i need to put in there ? ...
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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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Sending machine hostname as a header in Apache

I have a group of linux apache 1.3 servers behind a load balancer, and I want to be able to, at a glance, determine which server I'm hitting. The load balancer is severely limited in its monitoring ...
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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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Why does my hostname appear with the address 127.0.1.1 rather than 127.0.0.1 in /etc/hosts?

This may be a bit of a noobish question, but I was taking a look at /etc/hosts on my new Xubuntu install and saw this: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 myhostname On most 'nixes I've used, the second ...
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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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How can I find the domain (fqdn) for my machine if hostname doesn't return domain info and domainname returns empty?

As per the this question's title, hostname doesn't return domain info and domainname returns empty. I want to find out the full machine and domain for the machine I'm using (Mac OS X 10.5.8). How can ...
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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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How to correctly set up network names on Mountain Lion? [closed]

I am from a Linux background with a fair amount of Windows knowledge too but I find myself in the curious position of having to look after someone's macbook air. I am totally new to OSX. I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 / ...