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

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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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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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CentOS 6 not regestering new hostname on Windows Server 2003

I rebuilt a Windows 7 Workstation with CentOS 6.5. The Windows 7 had a host name aaa attached to domain ddd.local. The new CentOS hostname is bbb. When I try to ping it: $ ping bbb ping: unknown ...
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How to properly configure DNS . . . from a conceptual perspective

I'm not looking for actual tools or techical how to type answers here. I'm in a complex networking environment, and I'm trying to understand the constraints on my choice of a hostname / domain / DNS ...
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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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Unable to set hostname for use within network

I am having a lot of trouble setting up a hostname for my home server for use within my home network. My home server is running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and all packages are up to date. Management of this ...
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Using DNSMasq for Local Hostname Resolution

I'm working on setting up a home intranet for me and my roommates. My idea is that we'll be able to store things like past utility bills in a place that's more accessible than a drawer in the kitchen ...
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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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Display hostname in GDM3 on Fedora 19 at login screen

I'm managing almost 100 lab PC's running Fedora 19. It's difficult to manage because it seems like no where that I can display the hostname at the login screen. GDM version: gdm-3.8-3.2
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 change hostname on centos 6.5?

Hi can't seem to change the hostname on my centos 6.5 host. I am following the instructions I found here: http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/centos-hostname-change I set my /etc/hosts ...
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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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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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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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How to get the hostname along with the domain name?

In unix (Solaris) is there any command that returns the hostname and domain name together? For instance: hostname -> servername domainname -> us.xyz.com I need : servername.us.xyz.com
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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 do I get to use .local hostnames with Arch Linux?

If I'm using Ubuntu or Linux Mint (the only two flavours I've tried and know work for sure), I can run something like this: wayne@myhost$ ssh wayne@otherhost.local And the name is automagically ...
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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?
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Get hostname to show fqdn without --fqdn

I would like the hostname command to show the fqdn by default on CentOS Linux. What must be done to get this behavior? I am not looking to alias hostname to 'hostname --fqdn' I am looking to modify ...
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How to add an IP to hostname file

I have a Centos 5.8 server. How can I add my server IP address 192.168.20.254 so that it reflects when I run the command hostname -i At the moment the command only shows the loopback IP 127.0.0.1 and ...
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Create FQDN in LAN for Windows systems without samba

I just set up my raspberry pi. It is working great and I can easily access it from my local Windows machine using SSH. I gave it a custom hostname. I can acces the pi with this hostname only when the ...
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Can two hosts have the same IP address in /etc/hosts?

can two hosts share the same IP Address without a conflict. This is how my /etc/hosts looks like :- $ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 debian 127.0.1.1 mini Now as can be seen ...
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how to scp to host connected on a wifi?

I have my MAC on a wifi and am connected via ssh to a linux host. I want to copy some files from the linux host over to my MAC. I know, I can simply run scp on the mac to fetch each file via mac> ...
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Could not open X display after hostname change

I need to change the hostname of my Computer from localhost.localdomain to DESKTOP. However, I can't manage to do this, even after browsing some of the net. I've changed my hostname with hostname ...
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What is the difference between hostname, hostname --fqdn, and hostname -A

I have a machine I changed the hostname of. I changed it in /etc/hosts, /etc/sysconfig/network, and with hostname command. hostname returns the correct shortname, hostname --fqdn returns the expected ...