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# 1  
Old 11-23-2007
Power Hostname displays incorrectly

hiii,

in many of the linux machines i have tried this but the result is the same everywhere.

if there are double letters in a hostname then that is displayed as single letter.

e.g. if hostname is set to nepttune then login into the shell will display :

NEPTUNE(admin)@/ [20]
$ hostname
nepttune
NEPTUNE(admin)@/ [21]
$ uname -n
nepttune
NEPTUNE(admin)@/ [22]
$

even if i do ssh from some other then also it will not display correct hostname with double letters repeating but only single letter.
any consequetive double letters are always displayed as single letter.
but if u type the command "hostname" or "uname -n" then it will display the correct hostname.


can anyone plz tell if there is any solution to this ?
# 2  
Old 11-23-2007
Hostname displayed incorrectly

hiii,

in many of the linux machines i have tried this but the result is the same everywhere.

if there are double letters in a hostname then that is displayed as single letter.

e.g. if hostname is set to nepttune then login into the shell will display :

NEPTUNE(admin)@/ [20]
$ hostname
nepttune
NEPTUNE(admin)@/ [21]
$ uname -n
nepttune
NEPTUNE(admin)@/ [22]
$

even if i do ssh from some other then also it will not display correct hostname with double letters repeating but only single letter.
any consequetive double letters are always displayed as single letter.
but if u type the command "hostname" or "uname -n" then it will display the correct hostname.


can anyone plz tell if there is any solution to this ?
# 3  
Old 11-23-2007
Your correct hostname is what is displayed on running 'hostname' or 'uname -n' commands. Are you using DNS for hostname resolution? If so, then it is probably a mistake on the DNS server.
# 4  
Old 11-23-2007
shamik, do not create multiple threads for a single subject. I have merged the threads.
# 5  
Old 11-23-2007
No,
we are not using any DNS for name resolution. I just dont understand how to solve this problem.
# 6  
Old 11-23-2007
How do you connect to the server (via telnet/ssh)? Using the IP address directly?
# 7  
Old 11-23-2007
i connect to the server from my win xp machine through ip address directly using telnet.

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