The unique name by which any device attached to a network is known by.

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How to change my device name? [duplicate]

I want to change my device name but I have not found any option in the settings to do it. I am using Ubuntu for first time. Is there any way to change the device name that appears when I lock the ...
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How do I change host name [duplicate]

Getting 'unable to resolve host' error and need to change name. How do I do this? Hostname is brian-HP-G60-Notebook-PC $ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 linux # The following lines ...
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Got SERVFAIL reply from 8.8.8.8, trying next server [ubuntu 14.04 digitalocean ispconfig]

All started with a vps from digitalocean and the following documentation from ispconfig https://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-ubuntu-14.04-apache2-php-mysql-pureftpd-bind-dovecot-ispconfig-3 after ...
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What are hostname and domain name doing in linux system?

I just yet starting to learn about web serving. So, far I know domain name is used for web page addresses (URL), like if we have an URL like this: http://www.theaddress.thedomain.com/path/to/file....
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Changing the Name of PC

Will I have any conflicts in my computer file manager system if change the name of my PC to another name?
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What is the default domain on Ubuntu VPS?

I have a VPS running and I have installed webmin to host a few domains. What is the default domain name for the server? My service provider doesn't give me any default domain, just a static IP ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Can't Resolve Hostname

I have a small dedi server on which I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. I access it via x2go since I have a desktop installed. All worked fine until 2 days ago when, after a reboot, I lost any Internet ...
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Launching programs after hostname change returns error _IceTransSocketUNIXConnect: could not connect to local-host

After changing the hostname on 14.04 I cannot launch unetbootin, attempting to launch the application from bash returns: _IceTransSocketUNIXConnect: Cannot connect to non-local host OLDHOSTNAME ...
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PostFix hostname

I'm new to postfix and was wondering what hostname I should specify in my main.cf file. Is it the VPS hostname? or I can use one of the domains I host in the VPS as hostname? I'm trying to set up ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.10 same Hostname in- and outside

So, my router doesn't support loopback, so I have to always have two bookmarks to access my server, one for local and one for external. While this is not really a problem, its more of a problem for ...
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How configure apache (vhost) for Server-Hostname

First of all, sorry for my imperfect English. But let me explain my problem with apache vhosts. Example: My servername is example.de (/etc/hostname). If I configure for this specific domain my vhost ...
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cannot ping FQDN from outside LAN (Glassfish)

Current situation I have a LAN network with pc1 and pc2 Glassfish is installed on pc1 pc2 can browse to the ip address of pc1 I've set up a Fully Qualified Doman Name (FQDN) through noip.com The ...
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After change of host and hostname, terminal won't show it

I have changed my host and hostname by editing the files /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname. But this won't affect what appears as my terminal prompt. It still shows my old_host@new_hostname. How to get ...
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PXE based installation always sets hostname as 'kickseed'

I am using PXE based provisioning of Ubuntu 12.04.5. I have PXE, TFTP, DHCP server in place. All my configurations specified in kickstart file are set correctly except the hostname. The machine always ...
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Is it possible to find the host name (Computer name) in my LAN network if I know its IP address? [duplicate]

I want to know whether this can be achieved using terminal. I have tried nmap, nslookup and netstat, and failed.
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hostname shows as vps Ubuntu

Hi i am using a ubuntu server , some other person has made it . i checked my host name by typing hostname it says vps . I checked in my etc/hostname file it says the name is vps in /ect/hosts ...
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Can't ping Arch Linux machine from Ubuntu Server

I have a server and a desktop. Server: OS: Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 IP address: DHCP from Asus router, allocated by MAC address to 192.168.1.4 Connection: wired Ethernet, always on Desktop: OS: ...
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unable to change host name on Ubuntu virtual machine

Here are the steps I followed: Changed /etc/hosts: cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 linux-vm Change etc/hostname cat /etc/hostname linux-vm Reboot Still the TTy shows ...
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Live host on network is masked in some way or its changing it's ip?

OVERVIEW: My professor runs some kind of live Ubuntu OS image on top of the classroom computer he uses to lecture then portals into his linux box located in his office. He has informed me his ...
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How to change hostname [duplicate]

I have updated my system's hostname in /etc/hostname file as master. I have also mapped my /etc/hosts file like <ip> master Still, when I type $ hostname, I get a different hostname. I ...
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Setting HOSTNAME on startup

Our lab group just purchased a dozen or so new workstations. They're Dells, so perhaps conveniently they report their service tag with dmidecode -s system-serial-number. We're thinking of using ...
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Can exim be configured to send all emails externally?

How do I configure exim4 to route all emails via a third-party SMTP server when the sender's domain, recipient's domain, and server hostname all match? I followed this great answer and have exim4 ...
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Why does “hostname -d” gives different output than domainname?

I have joined an Ubuntu 14.04 machine to domain using samba 4 but auth is not working. Look what I get: # net ads keytab create -U 'admin' Enter admin's password: ads_get_dnshostname: No dNSHostName ...
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Error message; [IP]in-addr.arpa has no PTR record: [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how to find the hostnames of computers on the LAN network. I put in the known address of a computer, but I'm getting an error I don't understand. michaelsavich@noranetserver:~...
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Why I got 'unable to resolve host' when I do 'sudo'? [duplicate]

Whenever I do 'sudo' I get an error saying 'sudo: unable to resolve host HP-Pavilion'. I recently change my hostname to "HP-Pavilion". I wonder if I screw up something. $ sudo mkdir SourceCodePro ...
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How to change the name of localhost to custom name which is available to other users in lan

I need to use the custom url name which is able to access from all devices in LAN. I know that it can be changed from the /etc/hosts file 127.0.0.1 myname 127.0.1.1 system09-System-Product-Name ...
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Can't see the Username and hostname in terminal

While I'm Opening a New Terminal i Used to get like this before sysadmin@system99:~$ But now i get like this below -bash-4.2$ Seems .bashrc issue, so what i copied bashrc from cp /etc/skel/* ~...
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sudo: unable to resolve host [duplicate]

This makes it appear that my hostname if correct: ubuntu@webserver:~$ hostname webserver Below is the command I'm running and the output: ubuntu@webserver:~$ sudo hostname webserver sudo: unable ...
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sm-msp-queue says: unable to qualify my own domain name (xxx) — using short name

Every 20 minutes, for days, sm-msp-queue (something related to sendmail, I guess) writes a message in my ubun that goes like that: unable to qualify my own domain name (ubun) -- using short name ...
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Disable logon prompt show hostname

Per default the login prompt shows %hostname% login:. I don't want anybody with console access to see the hostname of the server that easily. How to get rid of the hostname there?
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How can I confirm my name on a local network?

My local network name is usually myhostname.local, but sometimes other people on the network can't access me at that address and I have to give them my network IP address (which changes). How can I ...
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Blank/empty hostname

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 and i was wondering if there is way to not send my hostname when connecting to a router? For example when I connect to my router I can see my laptop hostname when I log on the ...
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How do I get the new hostname into syslog after changing the hostname?

When I installed Ubuntu I named my computer "test" after the installation was finished, I renamed the hostname to somewhat nicer: sudo hostname silversurfer And I added the hostname to /etc/hosts ...
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Issue when sudo something after a hostname change

I was tired of my system's name so i decided to change it. I gksudo gedit /etc/hostname and changed my first and never touched computer name to a new one. Then now when i sudo something like sudo ...
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ping: unknown host

Since few days, my dedicated server (Ubuntu 13.04) is no longer able to ping or connect to my NAS through DNS (hostname -> kr1.synology.me ) . The IP address ( 178.83.88.248 ) address against , is ...
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Why does my hostname contain odd characters?

I installed Ubuntu, went straight to the Terminal and noticed there is some odd characters in my name. Here's what it is: imageek@imageek-DP700A3D-DM700A3D-DB701A3D-DP700A7D: How do I change this?
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Is it possible to resolve a hostname from an IP address without DNS? [closed]

I have a question , can i ping an ip and return hostname without dns using or ip mapping ? Maybe from the ARP cache .
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Use Nautilus to open an SSH connection using hostname

I'm trying to SSH another machine on my LAN using the hostname because the local IP address gets re-assigned somewhat regularly (we have issues with our ISP and frequently have to reset our network). ...
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Set fully qualified domain name on EC2 instance

I am trying to set a fully qualified domain name on EC2 instance. I have set CNAME entry in Route53, so when I go to sync1.staging1.mycompany.net, it resolves to the correct instance. What I have ...
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After change of hostname, Ubuntu does not recognize the name

After I had changed my hostname through opening a certain file I am unable to remember, I encountered several problems. I was unable to save back-ups, my computer was occasionally unable to identify ...
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Changing Hostname and Serving with Apache [duplicate]

I want to serve my website locally with my hostname. It's gibberish now, but people in my network can reach it. Let's say my hostname is >hostname ABCabcABC And, if my local people open a ...
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Lost access to sudo [duplicate]

sudo: unable to resolve host I think I need to edit the /etc/hosts file to make an entry for 127.0.1.1 PC name. But how can I do that if I can't access sudo? It seems to have gone since I updated ...
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How to know the login and password details, my name and computers name after i'm done installing ubuntu?

During the setup I'm asked to type in my name and the computers name. After the OS is installed, how can I know those?
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not sure I set my host name right need someone to straighten me out

I just installed Zimbra and I think I screwed up my host name trying to get it to install. I did get Zimbra installed but the certificate is not working. (that's another topic) Here is my host file: ...
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I can ping IP address but can not ping hostname

My address: user@pc1:~$ ifconfig eth0 |grep "inet " inet addr:192.168.2.10 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 I can ping this address user@pc1:~$ ping -c 1 192.168.2.11 PING 192.168....
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Having 2 websites under same IP apache2 configuration?

I know there is plenty of documentation about this, but my problem is different. I have 2 websites (subdomains) running on one apache2 server. Site 1 is working fine, site 2 is somehow linked to the ...
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Get IP of remote windows machine from Hostname

I have a headless Windows 7 box I'm trying to access using VNC viewer from my Ubuntu Gnome Raring machine. Previously, when I was running Linux mint, I could do this no problem... but I can't ...
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Cannot connect remotely to ubuntu using hostname on win7

I am trying to connect to my ubuntu pc from my windows 7 pc using ultravnc (on LAN). It works when I use the IP address of the ubuntu pc, but when I use its hostname it doesn't work at all, I cant ...
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Changed hostname, closed before changing hosts, now sudo is broken, catch-22!

I'm using Lubuntu 12.04. I was trying to change my computer name to "main" and I messed up, I'm not sure what to do now. I was following the directions on this page. Here's what I did: sudo ...
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resolving windows hostname

my main host is windows and im running ubuntu on a virtual guest OS, im currently mounting a folder in windows and in ubuntu and i get this error: in /etc/fstab //Windows-PC/shared /home/user/shared`...