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bbasra
Aug 9, 2012, 03:31 PM
I've got ML installed on my rMBP and joined my Windows Domain and my hostname randomly keeps changing to something like 37l4247h25-30.b******.co.uk. After a reboot, its back to normal APPLE-RMBP.b******.co.uk.

Any ideas?



SlCKB0Y
Aug 9, 2012, 09:45 PM
I've got ML installed on my rMBP and joined my Windows Domain and my hostname randomly keeps changing to something like 37l4247h25-30.b******.co.uk. After a reboot, its back to normal APPLE-RMBP.b******.co.uk.

Any ideas?

Your Mac is getting it's hostname from a DHCP server on the local network. It's normal behaviour. If you want to override this and use the locally set hostname try this:
http://excitedcuriosity.wordpress.com/2007/08/24/mac-os-x-hostname-determination/