A hostname is the label given to a device connected to a computer network.

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CentOS DNS Server for localhost

I need install the DNS Server (BIND - CentOS 7) to work only locally. I mean, the same CentOS that has the BIND will connect/search in the DNS, any other host will 'connect' with this machine. The ...
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How to resolve hostnames with Raspbian 5/5/2015?

I'm relatively new to Linux and falling down the tree and hitting every branch on the way down (it seems). I'm trying to share an NTFS drive, or a directory on the drive, via samba, and I have found ...
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How to show the host name in Linux commandline prompt

I have several VMs and right now my command-line prompt looks like -bash-3.2$; identical on every VM, because it doesn't contain the host name. I need to always see which VM I'm on using hostname ...
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Why does sudo need the loopback interface?

We were trying to install our software on an Ubuntu machine. To do so, we needed root privileges. Basically, all we needed to do was run a runnable jar like: sudo java -jar runnableJar.jar. All such ...
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service start: HOSTNAME: command not found

Whenever i try to start a daemon service with the service name start I get the following error: /etc/sysconfig/network: line 3: HOSTNAME: command not found MySQL Daemon failed to start. Starting ...
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Setting a domain name in LAN

I am developing a web page using Apache Web Server in my pc. When I want to open it in the browser I use the ip, for example: http://192.168.1.6/proyect My host is part of a local network (a laptop ...
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Alias name for ip address [closed]

I have a website which is hosted in local Server (CentOS 5.x) (Hostname: xxx.yyy.local, IP : 192.168.5.25). I can browse the site typing the server IP address in the browser from my Local Network e.g: ...
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any option to ignore a dns server ip from /etc/resolv.conf when doing nslookup?

We have a list of dns server IPs in /etc/resolv.conf. When doing nslookup for a particular scenario we would like to ingore the second entry below, so that naming resolution occurs via other 3 DNS ...
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CentOS 6.5 hostname on VPS

I'm trying to change the hostname on my fresh CentOS 6.5 image (VPS) via SSH. The sources I've found all say the hostname can be permanently changed in /etc/sysconfig/network and /etc/hosts, and that ...
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Solaris 11 hostname

I'm new with Solaris. I cloned a Solaris 11 machine and now I'm trying to change it so that it gets the hostname and DNS name from a DHCP client. I tried following the instructions here: ...
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How do I assign hostnames for machines on my network?

I'm using Terminal on a Mac running OS X Yosemite. Wondering how I can assign hostnames so that I can run telnet instead of using the ip address.
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How to change bash prompt string in current bash session? [duplicate]

I have a following bash prompt string: root@LAB-VM-host:~# echo "$PS1" ${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ root@LAB-VM-host:~# hostname LAB-VM-host root@LAB-VM-host:~# Now if I change ...
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Changing hostname reboot reverts back to original

So, What I'm trying to do is simply change the hostname permanently. I can update the hostname but when a reboot is issued the original hostname is used! I'm aware there is a file hostname located ...
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Pidora not reachable through hostname

I'm stuck on the following: I've got a Raspberry Pi with Fedora installed on it, a router, and a Fedora 21 box. ---Router--- | | pidora fedora The router doesn't know the hostname of ...
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uname -n vs hostname

What is the difference between uname -n and hostname? Are there any real differences in what they return? Are there any differences in availability on different OSes? Is one of them included in POSIX ...
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Increasing Productivity When SSH into Multiple Hosts [duplicate]

I work in operations and need to be able to log into multiple servers among a few hundred servers in a productive way. What I mean by productive is this: from the time from when someone asks me to ...
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Use a dynamically obtained hostname with an ssh config entry

Our accounts in our lab are all mounted over NFS and are accessible over all the systems in a subnet. So, effectively we can ssh into any of the machines in the subnet and continue our work. The ...
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How to update ip in hosts file automatically from a VirtualBox guest?

I have a VirtualBox guest running Debian with Bridged Adapter. The host is running on Windows 8. I would like to connect from the host to the guest through a specific port. I came up with the ...
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Persistent Bash Prompt Prefix Linux

I want to have the FQDN as bash prefix instead of just using the hostname. So I can change root@web: ~$ to root@web.domain.tld: ~$ I already know that that is possible by using: ...
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how do I set a hostname in yast?

how do I set the hostname, FQDN, in yast? I ran yast => network devices => network services => hostname/DNS: YaST2 - lan @ arrakis Network Settings ...
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Problem with routing tables network interface in Centos 6.6

I've problem with the routing tables, I've 2 network interface. (2 interfaces with 2 difference network address IP address: 112.xxx.xxx.xxx: static IP and 10.xxx.xxx.xxx local IP) 1: IP address is: ...
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Shell command/script to see if a host is alive?

I'm trying to figure out more ways to see if a given host is up, solely using shell commands (primarily bash). Ideally, it would be able to work with both hostnames and IP addresses. Right now the ...
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Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using ::1 for ServerName

When i start apache service in my debian 7.8 with the command : root@debian:/home/debian# service apache2 start [....] Starting web server: apache2apache2: Could not reliably determine the ...
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Display hostname in ping output

When I ping my Linux server (running in a VM on my Windows7 host) with the following command: ping -a 192.168.56.*** I get the results shown below. Why isn't it resolving my server's name? ...
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Resolve Host's IP on VM

I have kind of tricky situation. I have monitoring tool where all my hosts and their VM's (with IP's and so on) are listed. But what I need is to resolve on which host(need it's ip or hostname) this ...
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How to change hostname on Linux and make it appear on a network? [duplicate]

First, what is the correct way to change the hostname in Linux ? I followed some steps on the internet and sometimes it does not take effect. Besides, the new hostname does not appear when I ping my ...
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what is the value for setting a hostname in installation of oracle enterprise linux r6u5 should have?

I am installing oracle linux r6u5 for my personal use in vmware workstation. While going through installatio i came to a point where I have to enter hostname, format specified init is ...
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Set hostname without root, and without CAP_SYS_ADMIN

I have an application that I want to be able to change the hostname in Linux. Currently doing so by running the hostname command. I don't want to set CAP_SYS_ADMIN either. I also don't want to edit ...
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Understand hostname and /etc/hosts

In /etc/hostname, I have myname. In /etc/hosts, I have : 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost myname ::1 localhost.localdomain localhost myname I have a vague understanding of what ...
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why are there different formats for the hosts file between OpenSuSE and Ubuntu?

How is 127.0.0.1 related to 127.0.0.2? Using ssh to login to tleilax (OpenSuSE): tleilax:~ # tleilax:~ # hostname tleilax tleilax:~ # tleilax:~ # hostname -f tleilax.bounceme.net tleilax:~ # ...
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How to update the hostname for a computer

On my Lubuntu machine (14.04 LTS), I booted an Arch disk, to have a look around, and now my hostname on my Lubuntu box is stuck as archiso. My hostname is set to what I want it to be, but I can't ssh ...
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Changing the hostname on a Linux Mint desktop to a random value at boot time

When changing the hostname to a random set of alphanumeric characters on a machine running Linux Mint(17.1 Rebecca, Cinnamon 64-bit) I encounter some problems. The following script changes the ...
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What's wrong with the mapping?

I am running two docker containers one is for hadoop basic services and other is for flume. Services are running successfully. I linked two containers env variables are automatically set by docker ...
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Hostname variable doesn't work

I'm on a Raspberry Pi using RPiTC (Raspberry Pi Thin Client). I had made a script with an Hostname variable. It's worked perfectly but today when I had launch my script I saw something strange. My ...
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Can a Linux system have two IP's Simultaneously?

Recently I installed apache2 on Raspbian and after end of installation I entered the following cmd and got two IP's. $ hostname -I 192.168.1.17 192.168.1.24 Of this, I have been using the IP ...
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How can I do to use a email service for a same domain on other server [closed]

For example, the server I am using uses the host name "A.com". Now, I want to send an email to "A@A.com". But the email server isn't on this server. How can I do this?
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Debian stuck in Endless DHCPNAK/OFFER loop unless I ask DHCP server to clear expired leases

have a Marvel Kirkwood device running Debian with 3.16 Kernel. On boot, the DHCPClient gets stuck in a loop and never picks up an ip unless I log onto the dhcp server and ask it to dump the expired ...
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How to decrypt hostnames of a crypted .ssh/known_hosts with a list of the hostnames?

I try to find a script to decrypt (unhash) the ssh hostnames in the known_hosts file by passing a list of the hostnamses. So, to do exactly the reverse of: ssh-keygen -H -f known_hosts Or also, to ...
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Configuration of “Same Host Name” for my all LAN Machines under squid proxy

I am having the network model as Modem N/w Switch ISDN (Airtel) -----------> Server(Centos) [Squid] -----------------> Client Machines. ...
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Will changing hostname in OpenBSD affect installed packages?

With regards to OpenBSD 5.6, suppose I change my hostname in /etc/myname Will doing so affect installed packages, root password or user's passwords? Do I have to reboot my machine after changing my ...
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Sending mail to lan ip failed

In a Ubuntu os, with sendmail installed (maybe as default installed package) but not configured, I tried to type both echo "Text message" | mail <dest_ip_address>\!dest_user and echo "Text ...
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Why can't I change the hostname of my server using sudo? [duplicate]

From a user that is part of the sudoers group, I can normally run any command by doing sudo <command> But the following command fails stating "Permission denied" sudo echo "myhostname" > ...
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How to get NetBIOS name from IP

My friend has a PC that uses Windows, and I want to know the name of that computer. All I know now is that his IP address is 10.0.0.2, how can I get his computer's name from my Linux box?
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CentOS 7 hostname will not change

I have two CentOS 7 VM's running in virtualbox. On each of the machines I want to set the hostname and a static IP address. VM1 works just fine. VM2 does not. I did the same thing on both servers so ...
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What will be prioritized in a conflict between ~/.ssh/config hostname and /etc/hosts?

What if one host is defined in /etc/hosts like: 192.168.0.100 server and one is defined in ~/.ssh/config like: Host server HostName 192.168.0.100 and you ssh into server: ssh ...
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Correct hostname doesn't change in entire system

I have a very strange problem with my hostname on Debian 7+. I've changed the hostname on my new server but for some reason it doesn't change in wierd places. Right now I get the old hostname when I ...
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Understanding hostnames

I was recently setting up an MTA on a VPS, and while configuring it I realized I’m quite confused about the concept and implementation of hostnames in Unix. I have a solid understanding of the DNS, ...
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Where does `hostname` store the hostname that I've set?

This is quite puzzling. Does anyone know where the hostname command stores and reads hostname from? I thought it was /etc/hostname but there is no such file on this Linux system that I'm using. I ...
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How to permanantly change hostname in Fedora 21

I've heard that changing the hostname in new versions of fedora is done with the hostnamectl command. In addition, I recently (and successfully) changed my hostname on Arch Linux with this method. ...
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linux hostname -f command is not working on RHEL

I am running a RHEL 5.7 and the hostname command gives me the correct hostname. But hostname -s and hostname -f return: Unknown host. Why?