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can the hostname changed via DHCP?

According to several comments in the web most DHCP clients simply ignore the hostname provided by the DHCP server. Does Ubuntu use the provided hostname? If not, how can Ubuntu be persuaded to use the ...
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How can i change the top right corner display Name?

I have changed the name on /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts but the top right corner display name won't change How can i change that name?
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About the use of dotted hostname with avahi

Hi I recently discovered avahi. It help you when you when to resolve hostname for the local network. But in my situation i've got a issue. I decided to host a machine called "a.alpha" and a another ...
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How to reach a host in the same network by hostname?

I have a network which connects a couple of hosts. I would like to be able to reach other hosts from one of them using the hostname. I just discovered the ".local" domain, which is available through ...
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Why can I ping via IP address but not hostname?

I have a media/file server running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, connected via cable directly to a DSL router, which also acts as a network switch. The router uses DHCP to dynamically assign IP ...
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Name resolution on home LAN?

Is there an easy way to allow my other computers to resolve my hostname over the network without having them edit their hosts files or their DNS settings? Some of the computers are on Windows.
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Safe way to rename my computer/hostname? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the computer name? I'd like to rename my computer. What's the recommended way to do this? Is there anything likely to break after I rename it?
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How do I change the computer name?

When I connect to my server (ubuntu server 10.10), I get this: name@server-name.belkin ~> How can I remove ".belkin"?
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What does “.local” do?

I've got several Ubuntu machines on my network at home, but the DNS is provided by a windows server (2K). When I ssh to them from another , if I ssh to them as "machine" I can't connect, but if I ...
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How to configure domain name on school network [closed]

I'm trying to set up my server (running Ubuntu server 8.04) on my university network so that I can access it from anywhere on campus. Last year I had it plugged into my router and set my router's ...
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How can I configure Ubuntu to report its hostname to windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Access Ubuntu Server by host name How can I configure Ubuntu server to report its hostname in such a way that typing http://thehostname/ in a web browser will connect to ...
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Modifying /etc/hosts does not have an effect

I'm attempting to block myself from time-wasting websites but changes I make to /etc/hosts. For example: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 ross-laptop 127.0.0.1 bing.com # The following lines are ...