Terminal confusion.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tejaykay, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. tejaykay macrumors 6502

    tejaykay

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    Location:
    Edinburgh
    #1
    Hi, I was using Terminal earlier and noticed that it was showing my mac as the attached screenshot.

    Why is it mentioning "lizzie-pc" in the window? That is the computer name assigned to my mum's laptop, which is hibernating in the next room. 'tejaykay' is my Mac's short name.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     

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  2. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

    #2
    It looks like somewhere on your network, there is something acting as a DNS server (name server). The name "lizzie-pc" is resolving to your current IP address.

    Confirm this at the command prompt by entering
    hostname

    You should get back lizzie-pc.
     
  3. tejaykay thread starter macrumors 6502

    tejaykay

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    Location:
    Edinburgh

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