[Noisebridge-discuss] Some computers have different computer names on Noisebridge network

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 05:00:49 UTC 2014

(Moving this conversation back on list.)

I think they have to start a new terminal session to see the updated hostname. And like I said, it seems that the name is being set in their NetBIOS Network preferences, but they didn’t set it themselves. Not even sure what NetBIOS really is.


On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:17 PM, Harry Moreno <morenoh149 at gmail.com>

> you mean they connect to noisebridge's wireless internet. Then they open a
> terminal and see what?
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 8:27 PM, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>  When some of my students connect to the Noisebridge network, their
>> terminals echo a different computer name. One was “victor-pc” and another
>> was “myshiot-pc”. It looks like their WINS NetBIOS name is being set
>> (according to Network settings in OS X).
>> Can anyone explain what’s going on here? Is this harmless?
>> Jeffrey
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