Hostname keeps changing

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by bbasra, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Jul 4, 2012
    #1
    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?
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    SlCKB0Y

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    #2
    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/
     

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