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  • n. the unique name by which any device attached to a network is known.
  • n. (Internet) a computer or other network device's Internet domain name; a fully qualified hostname
  • n. (Internet) the portion of a computer's Internet domain name that comes before the first period; an unqualified hostname


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  • Where the hostname is the host on which Apache runs.

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  • For each host define the following resource properties: unbound_name hostname of the host ipmiHostname hostname of the service controller.

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  • When installing, all we had to do was select options and if more information was needed, boxes would pop up for us to enter our choices, such as hostname or an elastic IP address range.

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  • Spilled the Beans sendmail can't qualify domain/hostname the command "hostname" gives me my hostname the command "domainname" gives me none but I'm a stand alone desktop

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  • Edit/etc/rc. conf with vi, on the "hostname" variable change the existing hostname to your new hostname unix

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  • * Sets DHCP "hostname" for easy identification in DHCP assignments

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  • CA IDMS r16 supports direct connections from the Type 4 JDBC driver to the Central Version on IDMS. "hostname" is the DNS name or IP address of the machine where the CV is running, and "port" is the IP port that was specified for the listener PTERM (setup on the IDMS side).

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  • Use SSH as the protocol, to securely transfer stuff from the current directory to the server 'hostname' using the username 'username'.


  • – Spoof your MAC Address and your hostname for single use each time you connect, just in case the coffee shop router keeps logs

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  • Just replace the IP with the hostname you make in dyndns. org

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