Terminal Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ctyhntr, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. ctyhntr macrumors 6502

    ctyhntr

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    Today, I went down to my local library and connected to their wifi for internet access.

    When I went into terminal mode, I noticed my command line prompt changed to this unfamiliar;cbbs-yanfenz-lt. When I disconnected from the library's wifi, it changed back to my computer name. I've never seen the command prompt change, except when I telnet or SSH to another system, nor make a wifi connection.

    Any thoughts?
     

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    The cbbs-yanfenz-lt is the name the local network gave your computer. I think it has to do with NETBIOS. It happens at my Uni all the time.
     
  3. ctyhntr thread starter macrumors 6502

    ctyhntr

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    Thanks, I'll check my WINS setting next time.
     

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