6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 10, 2007 11:05 AM by jdh77
jdh77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
This Mac nubee needs help changing the machine name.

On linux machines renaming the machine is a simple matter, but alas, I cannot find how to do it on the mac.

Can anyone shed some light?

Thanx,
john

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  • parakon Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)
    Open preferences and click the "Sharing" icon.

    In the dialog you will see the text field to type in the name you want the machine to have.

    A little tip for a Mac nubee

    In the preferences you have a search field in the top right corner. To find where the different adjustments are, type in what you want to do.

    In this example, type "machine name" and you will see the "Sharing" icon highlighted.

    Regards
    Paulk


      Mac OS X (10.4.10)  
  • jdh77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Open preferences and click the "Sharing" icon.

    In the dialog you will see the text field to type in
    the name you want the machine to have.


    This is the answer for which I am indebted!! 8>)


    A little tip for a Mac nubee

    In the preferences you have a search field in the top
    right corner. To find where the different adjustments
    are, type in what you want to do.

    In this example, type "machine name" and you will see
    the "Sharing" icon highlighted.



    Hmmmm. This did not work as advertised. As I began typing there were some suggested icons highlighted... as I continued to type... by the time I got to "m-a-c-h" everything was grayed out. But, that's O.K. - I got the idea!

    Thank you Paulk!! (I owe you one!) 8>)

    'til later,
    john


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  • parakon Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)
    I use my computers with the Norwegian OSX and the machine name is one word in our language; "maskinnavn", and I got the "Sharing" icon highlighted.

    My guess is that "computer name" probably would work in the preferences search field in the English OSX.

    But, as you said: You got the idea, and that's good.

    Regards
    Paul k

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  • Alex Dawson Level 4 Level 4 (2,515 points)
    I'd like to pipe and say it's not that easy on a linux machine.. you'd have to change /etc/hostname, /etc/mailname, /etc/hosts, /etc/postfix/main.cf, and several other places
  • foldedSoul Level 2 Level 2 (435 points)
    It is "computer name" but it was a good guess!
  • jdh77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'd like to pipe and say it's not that easy on a
    linux machine.. you'd have to change /etc/hostname,
    /etc/mailname, /etc/hosts, /etc/postfix/main.cf, and
    several other places


    While I've installed/used several different linux distro's, I am currently using linspire 5.347 which has a "change computer name" function, which, while I have not had the occasion to use, I surmise it takes care of all those different details.

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