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

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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 ...