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

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How to change the hostname of a RHEL-based distro?

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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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 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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Cannot resolve hostname

I'm using a Debian on a RaspberryPi and the problem that I'm having is that I can't connect to the Internet. Every time I try I see a message that says "cannot resolve hostname". From the terminal, I ...
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How to change hostname on CentOS 6.5?

I 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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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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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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resolve all ip addresses in command output using standard command line tools

I have several log files that contain a bunch of ip addresses. I would love to be able to pipe the data through a program that would match and resolve ip addresses. I.E. cat /var/log/somelogfile | ...
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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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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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Obtaining remote host name in bash script

Sorry my knowledge of Linux bash commands is pretty basic, I've been searching for a while but I'm not 100% sure what I need to search for. I was wondering if there's a way to grab the current logged ...
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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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Why does hostname --fqdn only return the domain name?

Relevant files (slightly anonymized): heinzi@d2:~$ cat /etc/hostname d2 heinzi@d2:~$ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost <myexternalip> d2.<myname>.at ...
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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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How to change the name of localhost to a custom name which is available to other users in LAN

I need to use the a custom URL name which is accessible from all devices in a LAN. I know that it can be set in the /etc/hosts file 127.0.0.1 myname 127.0.1.1 system09-System-Product-Name # The ...
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URL with hostname doesn't work but it works with IP Address

I have a very basic question here. This thing is puzzling me a little bit. I have one Ubuntu machine which is running 12.04 and I am connecting to that machine from putty in my desktop (which is ...
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Setting a network hostname doesn't work

I'm on a Kubuntu 11.10 and I'm having trouble setting a hostname on the network. I already tried changing send host-name "myhostname" in /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf or /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf with a ...
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How to change ThisName@HostName ~ $

I am quite new to Linux and I was wondering how to change the following when in terminal permanently. When I set up my computer I used a name that I now want to change: In terminal, the name I want ...