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Setting up hostnames on local network [duplicate]

So, I'm setting up an experiment network for me and the other geeks at my school to use for website testing and server practice, and I'm the sys and net admin (but really it's just for playing Quake). ...
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Simple name server alternative a la /etc/hosts [duplicate]

I use /etc/hosts to define names to local addresses in the network, so I can type ssh user@raspberry instead of ssh user@192.168.0.5. It works very well for a single machine, but now I need to ...
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How can I resolve local IPs to hostnames? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a machine accessible from the LAN using its hostname I have is a simple home network with a few machines connecting through DHCP. If everyone and their respective ...
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simple hostname resolution on LAN [duplicate]

I read this question How to make a machine accessible from the LAN using its hostname What is the simplest way to enable a LAN of Linux hosts to identify each other by hostname? Obviously each host ...
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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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How do I run a command as the system administrator (root)

I need to run a command with administrative privileges. Someone said I should run a command as root. How do I do this?
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What are the ramifications of setting the hostname?

I have several Amazon EC2 servers and I'm using Chef to manage the configuration. I'd like to set the hostname so that the default bash prompt is more helpful. Right now after launching a new server ...
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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? Pinging ...
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Correct domain name for a non-server desktop machine

I have some Debian desktop machines, and during installation I left the domain name field blank, because I don't host any websites and I do not have a static IP (whatsmyip.org gives a different IP ...
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How can I make my linux machine broadcast its IP address dynamically?

My linux desktop machine is running Kubuntu 16.04 Desktop LTS (Debian based linux); running a the KDE Plasma Desktop. To connect to the LAN I've simply configured the WiFi GUI (cable is not an option ...
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When is bind/named needed on a Linux installation?

I don't understand when named/bind is needed on (Debian) Linux systems. I understand it's related to domain name resolution but I don't understand by what it is called. Is there any relation between ...
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Is it possible to use Internet Connection Sharing with DHCP?

I know it is possible to share an internet connection with another pc using ip-forwarding and masquerade. Is it possible to set up the sharing computer as a DHCP server, so the settings (ip, gateway, ...
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How do I keep the .local TLD in my intranet

I use vagrant to launch VM's and bridge the network access to my local machine. Unfortunately exvery VM launch gives me a new IP address, and MAC address. I have a domain.local that I use and ...
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How to set-up a local DNS? Is it related to a real one, external one?

I run Raspberries on Jessie in a home network, with quite a bunch of devices. I know many machines by IP, but it is slowly getting harder to keep on top of things. I use one machine as a server (...
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hostname for computers in LAN

I am using Raspbian (like Debian) and I used this tutorial https://frillip.com/using-your-raspberry-pi-3-as-a-wifi-access-point-with-hostapd/ to setup my Raspbian as a wifi access point. Clients can ...

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