What is Host Name ?
A hostname is the DNS name of a computer on a network. A host name is the unique name of a machine. Hostname are used in virtually all TCP/IP environments.
Characteristic of Host name
- The hostname is a maximum 255 character string.
- A hostname can be used in place of an IP address when using the “ping” utility or other TCP/IP utilities.
- The “hostname” utility displays the hostname that is assigned to your system.
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