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PXE based insallation 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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Cannot access Samba share from windows 7 using hostname

I've been trying for days to get this working, and everywhere I look online it seems no one has a definitive answer, so here is the run down: I have an external drive attached to my ubuntu 12.04 ...
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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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How do I change the hostname without a restart?

I want to change the OS hostname but I do not want to restart. I have edited /etc/hostname but it requires a restart to get implemented. How to avoid this?
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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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How to get the host machine hostname from the virtualmachine? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 virtual machine on Ubuntu 13.04 host machine. Is there a way to get the name of the host machine (hostname) using a script.sh program ?
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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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Downsides of enabling access using WINS/Netbios from Windows

I'm setting up a Ubuntu server v14.04 and want to be able to access it using its hostname instead of IP from Windows. The solutions I have found are these: sudo gedit /etc/nsswitch.conf hosts: ...
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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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Can not ping local site

I have the following situation: On one server in our network we have the DNS Server. Here we define hostnames for some local sites (ex: 192.160.1.6:8060 -> fisheye.idn.local). When accesing the site ...
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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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What is a HostName

Im trying to set up a FTP server and the turtorial im following says to change the "server name to your hostname" - what is a hostname and how do I find it? THANKS!
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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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Ubuntu HTPC unable to resolve by hostnames

I have a HTPC setup using 12.04. It has been running in this exact same configuration for a couple of years now - this is not a new system and no changes were made to the system prior to the issue ...
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how are machine hostname and apache virtual hosts connected?

I've changed my Ubuntu machine hostname with $ sudo hostname newhostname and now sometimes when my website is requested the browser hangs indefinetely until I reboot the server. What is weird is that ...
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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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Cannot run the terminal: “Not such file or directory” and “hostname has changed”

My problem is: I can't use the terminal in Xubuntu 14.04. If I launch it, this error is appearing: grep: /opt/aster113/etc/codeaster/asrun: No such file or directory Hostname has changed, running ...
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Sendmail not working on ubuntu guest - unqualified host name

I have a win7 host running ubuntu guest through vbox. it is configured with a bridged network adapter and I am using DHCP to assign an ip of 192.168.0.5 to the guest which is mapped to smartstart.dev ...
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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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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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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. ...
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Why I got 'unable to resolve host' when I do 'sudo'?

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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Configuring Psad to work under Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop (Unity) with visual notification?

I'm trying to configure Psad under ubuntu unity desktop 14.04 64-Bit, the problem is, I don not know how to set these parameters: Supports multiple email addresses (as a comma separated list). ...
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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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Get Ubuntu to accessed via hostname and share home folder on Samba

I have a NUC that runs XBMC. I would love to share all contents of Home Folder. [Or a Folder Inside Home Folder with complete public Guest access and a hidden share for XBMC config folder only ...
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How do I set the tld for the hostname?

There is a bug in etckeeper with git in 14.04 Trusty Tahr where there is needed the TLD in the hostname. My solution as a workaround was to think of a fantasy tdl and set it with: hostname ...
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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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Access Windows machines from Ubuntu on local network by hostname

[I've searched a LOT for a solution to this issue, but if someone wants to point me to a related question and/or answer, please do!] I have a local network over a broadband router with 3 Windows 7 ...
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sudo: unable to resolve host

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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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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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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I cant ping my domain from outside

I can't ping my domain from outside my vps. I tried in cmd.exe -> ping domain.com but I didnt get any answer. But when I try via putty console I can do it: ; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 ...
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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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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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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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How to get hostname from DHCP server

I want Ubuntu to get hostname and DNS name from DHCP client. Default installation of 11.10 does not do that. Update: same question asked and Unsolved
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changing 127.0.1.1 back to 127.0.0.1 — will it break anything in Unity?

The /etc/hosts file defaults your hostname to 127.0.1.1 rather than 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 my_machine I've already found out why. But that was giving me problems testing some ...
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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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Changing System name [duplicate]

I am given an Old Ubuntu working system and the previous user had everything on his name so started turning it to my name as typing his name everywhere was bugging me. I tried $ usermod -l hussain ...
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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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Lost access to sudo

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 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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Unable to change Computer name [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12 on MacOSX 10.7 and I haven't bound it to domain. So I am logging in locally but when I use the command mentioned above, I am unable to save the file after typing my name in ...
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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 ...