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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 2, 2020
My terminal user appears to be connected a some random device in its vicinity. At one point it used to be another ipad.

fabian@android-8842627ef57bb8a3 ~ %

- What does that actually mean and can i turn this behaviour off?

Red Menace

macrumors 6502a
May 29, 2011
Colorado, USA
The prompt is coming from a reverse-DNS lookup, and is just from a previous user of the address that the server hasn't cleared. You can manually set the prompt in your user's profile (bash or whatever).
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macrumors 603
Sep 23, 2008
If it bothers you, you can force a specific hostname with this:
sudo scutil --set HostName yourhostname

You could set it to your computer name (as shown in System Preferences → Sharing or scutil --get ComputerName)


macrumors newbie
Aug 31, 2020
If it is a new phone and you have just installed a new app. Fabian may be the name of the developer of the program, which has no influence. But if it is a used phone or refurbished phone, you have to clean up the user records and generate a robot name
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