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

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Get client hostnames from DHCP

I have a voyage 2.6.38 machine running DNSMASQ for a DHCP server and I would like to get the hostnames of the clients that acquire DHCP leases. How would I go about doing this?
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How does traceroute resolve names?

While writing a script, I wanted to reference a machine by the computer name that I gave it (e.g. "selenium-rc"). I could not ping it using "selenium-rc", so I tried the following commands to see if ...
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New SL6 system: No hostname?

This is in regards to Scientific Linux 6.1 system, but should also apply to CentOS 6.1 & RHEL 6.1. I am setting up a new Scientific Linux 6.1 system, using kickstart and DHCP (via xCAT). This ...
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How is my domainname determined?

If I look into /etc/hostname/ I can see the hostname of my device. This is however not the name that shows up when I use nslookup on our network. How do I tell the DNS server which name it should use? ...
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Hosts file on server with dynamic DNS?

I am setting up a RHEL-based server that is associated with dynamic DNS from DynDNS, with a domain of, say, "abc.dyndns.org" that is dynamically updated with the server's IP address. I have read that ...
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I changed my hostname, why is my bash PS1 prompt unchanged

I changed my hostname by editing /etc/hostname and can see the new hostname using the hostname and hostname -F commands. But the shell prompt is still showing the old hostname. This is Ubuntu 11.0.4 ...
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nacl crypto installation on arch

I am trying to install nacl crypto on my system: % uname -a Linux (none) 2.6.39-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jun 6 22:37:55 CEST 2011 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 540 @ 2.53GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux ...
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Short domain name to FQDN expansion

Is it possible to configure where the system will look for the machine if I enter just a short domain name? I work in a grid environment where the machines are many and spread across multiple ...
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How to add another domain to my chrooted named server

Firstly I successfully have a domain working in a chroot named. There are files in /var/named/chroot/var/named called mydomain.com.db and named.local and named.root. Also in /var/named/chroot/etc ...
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How to request a hostname from a DHCP server on Ubuntu?

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 server virtual machine. I would like to request a specific hostname from the DHCP server at the office. Since I don't run it often, the IP changes nearly every time that I boot ...
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How to change the hostname of a linux machine using terminal?

I logged in for the first time, opened terminal, and typed in ‘hostname’. It returned ‘localhost.localdomain.com’. Then I logged as the root user in terminal using the command, ‘su –‘, provided the ...
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`hostname` - host name or FQDN?

What is the right thing to set a computer's hostname to? (/bin/hostname, /etc/hostname, sethostname(2), etc.) I usually just use the "name" part, and it works perfectly (for me at least), but I've ...
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What is a valid hostname label?

I set up my hostname to a number, where running hostname gives: 6592 But when I run ping 6592, I get: connect: Invalid argument I checked the related Wikipedia page, and it does say that such a ...
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How to change a hostname

During Debian installation, I set my hostname to the wrong value, and now I would like to correct that.
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Wildcard in /etc/hosts file

It seems that wildcards are not supported in the /etc/hosts file. What is the best solution for me to resolve all *.local domains to localhost?
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Why is my hostname different in Emacs?

So I changed the name of my computer recently, by editing /etc/hostname. The bash prompt is user@name, so I know it has worked. But in emacs, in the window bar it says emacs@name.tiscali.co.uk. ...
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What is sendmail referring to here?

When I install sendmail from the debian repos, I get the following output: Disabling HOST statistics file(/var/lib/sendmail/host_status). Creating /etc/mail/sendmail.cf... Creating ...