PC-name in the network

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 3 04:23:54 UTC 2009

On 02/28/2009 10:15 AM, Dirk Tamme wrote:
> Hi, I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 with GNOME. The PC connects via a Netgear
> DSL router to the internet. When I logon to the configurational site
> of my router, there is a list of all devices with IP-address, name
> and MAC. For example, my printer in the network is shown with name
> HP... But, for my PC only IP-address and MAC are given, the name is
> shown as "unknown". During the installation of Ubuntu, the PC gets a
> name. What should I do so that my PC communicates its name to the
> router?

System|Administration|Network|General|Host name: <yourpc/hostname>

The same will be in the following /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname

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