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All Products: Why Does the macOS Hostname Automatically Change?

All Products: Why Does the macOS Hostname Automatically Change?

Environment

  • All Products
  • macOS: All Supported Versions

Question

Why does the hostname reported change automatically on macOS?

Answer

By default the macOS is configured to use a dynamic global hostname that changes based on the IP Address. This can be managed in several ways, more details can be found here.

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