Terminal Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by xb2003, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. xb2003 macrumors 6502

    xb2003

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    #1
    I'm a college student and I noticed the other day that if I'm on my college network this Carlys iPhone thing pops up in terminal (I don't know the structure of the macOS terminal, excuse my ignorance). If I disconnect from my college network it goes back to my name (like I assume it should be).

    I don't know Carly.. I don't think I've ever met a Carly. Anybody have any idea what this is or why it exists?


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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    That Carlys-iPhone line there is what is called your "hostname" and it looks like the college has their DHCP server setup to assign that as the hostname. Not a problem at all.
     
  3. SteveJobzniak macrumors 6502

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    @xb2003 Your college network DHCP server isn't just giving you an IP in this case. It is also telling your computer to rename itself to the hostname "Carly's iPhone". That's stupid. Tell your local network admins to fix whatever is wrong with their network config. ^_^
     
  4. xb2003 thread starter macrumors 6502

    xb2003

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    That makes sense, I'll add that to the list, right after "loud building exhaust that rattles cups off my desk."

    Thanks for the help!
     
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

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    You can hide the name in Terminal if it bothers you.
     

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