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

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sudo unable to resolve host error message [duplicate]

I changed my hostname in: /etc/hostname And then also changed it with: sudo hostname MATRIX But I experienced a problem because (and I don't know if this is related or not) none of my ...
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Giving Ubuntu Desktop a domain name to ssh into [duplicate]

I know absolutely nothing about remote access to a desktop. I've just set up a machine with Ubuntu installed which I wish to run calculations on remotely. I've installed openssh-server and opened ...
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How to safely change username and hostname?

I installed a fresh Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.3 today, but I just notice that I reversed the username and hostname during installation. To illustrate this, when I open a terminal, the prompt looks like : ...
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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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Correct MX record, subdomain and Dynamic DNS settings for Namecheap Self hosted email @domain.com email & correct Hosts and Hostname for server

I want to correctly Set up my own email server at home for my domain.com. It is hosted by namecheap. I need to set up the following On Namecheap (Domain provider): MX Record Subdomain On Server: ...
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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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Should Mailserver /etc/Hosts be static ip or loopback?

Im trying to set up a mail server, and currently I am having issues with hostname and hosts files. I want to get this correct before installing postfix and trouble-shooting issues that may be ...
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How to get the hostname using terminal command-line?

I have used arp-scan in terminal to get the ipaddress as well as mac address, is there anyway i can get to know the hostname of the ipaddress that are there in the terminal? for example there are A-pc ...
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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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Change Machine Name [duplicate]

How to change machine name in Ubuntu; as in my case it is written as Lenov@G500, and I want to change both names i. Lenovo and G500. how it can be done through Terminal.
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Hostname of machine changed unexpectedly to mongodb after reboot

I have mongodb 3.0.4 installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, and after I did a reboot I noticed that the hostname changed to mongodb. Indeed I see myuser@mongodb instead of myuser@myhostname as it was ...
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SSH connects with old hostname

I changed my hostname on my Ubuntu (12.04) computer but my CentOS computer still connects to it using the old hostname. How can I make it so that I can type: ssh new_hostname instead of : ssh ...
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Could not resolve hostname 123.45.67.890 [closed]

Could not resolve hostname 123.45.67.890: Name or service not known I'm trying to setup my server and straight away I get this error, following this guide:
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Unable to launch anything after changing hostname

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04, I have noticed that whenever I change my hostname by changing it in and with: /etc/hostname /etc/hosts sudo hostname <new-hostname> Immediately after this, ...
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ubuntu server not resolving LAN hostnames

Bit stuck here. I have 2 machines that cannot resolve LAN hostsnames, unless there are specific entries in /etc/hosts But other machines on the LAN can resolves hostnames. My LAN: 1 x Cisco ...
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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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change host name initramfs ALERT! /dev/mapper/guacamole--vg-root does not exist

I have two servers - guacamole and chorizo to be set up with Openstack cloud. I installed ubuntu server on one, then used the linux "dd" to image the disk to build the other, and renamed the server ...
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How to find a computer name in a LAN from the IP address?

My network includes machines running Linux and others running Windows. And my machine is running Linux.
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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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How to get the hostname from a DHCP server

I want Ubuntu to get the hostname and DNS name from a DHCP client. The default installation of Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) does not do that. The same question was asked and is unsolved on ...
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unable to edit /etc/hosts file in ubuntu 14.10

I changed the hostname from default name, set during installation to something short and nice, but didn't change it in /etc/hosts file. /etc/hostname is changed after restart but sudo is not working. ...
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Problem with same hostname and domain

I have a bit of problem, when I was setting up production server hostname was same as name of one domain that wasn't planed to be used, now i have to use this domain name and files are stored in ...
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Blocking Specific User to specific website using Squid Web Proxy Webmin

I'm using Squid Web Proxy via Webmin and currently it works. I have set the proxy authentication too. source : ...
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hostname and hostname -f returned different value

My ubuntu hostname command returned correct server name but the hostname -f returned localhost. How do I make hostname -f return the correct server name?
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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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Ubuntu PXE installation is not asking for the hostname or domain [duplicate]

I'm using a PXE server for installing systems in my network. I want it to ask for the hostname and domain on every install instead of asigning 'kickseed' everytime. I cannot figure out what is causing ...
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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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Accessing my Server over the Public Internet

I have installed apache couchDB on my server and ran the following command : HOST="http://commcarehq:commcarehq@127.0.0.1:5984" curl -X PUT $HOST/commcarehq which was succesfull but when I run ...
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Is there any way to change `fqdn` permanently without rebooting? [duplicate]

At present I got the following configuration $cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 ubuntu.domain.lcl ubuntu $cat /etc/hostname ubuntu $hostname -f ubuntu.domain.lcl Now in order to ...
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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to ping computer with hostname

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 hostname is myserver. On other computers, avahi-discover shows myserver.local under IPv6 but not under IPv4. If I disable IPv6 in /etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf, sometimes I ...
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Ubuntu 14 lts request host-name update by dhclient

In ubuntu 12 lts, for update the hostname by our dhcp server, we have juste to edit /Etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf and set request or require host-name and del the /etc/hostname. I try this in ubuntu 14 but ...
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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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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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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: ...