Each computer is given a name. It typically includes the user name and the organizational owner of the computer. For example "kerry.privacyleadershipinitiative.org."
A name representing a computer under TCP/IP. A host name either is a domain name or ends in one (examples: ldap.mydomain.com, mydomain.com). To connect to a directory server, a client program must know either the host name or the IP address of the server's computer.
The name of a particular machine within a domain. The fully qualified host name consists of two parts: the host name and the domain name. For example, mail.airius.com is the machine mail in the domain airius. com. Host names must be unique within their domains. Your organization can have multiple machines named mail, as long as the machines reside in different subdomains; for example, mail.corp.airius.com and mail.field.airius.com. Host names always map to a specific IP address. See also domain name, fully-qualified domain name, and IP address.
A TCP/IP command that returns the local workstation's host name used for authentication by TCP/IP utilities. This value is the workstation's computer name by default, but it can be changed by using the Network icon in Control Panel.
The name of a device on a network. For a device on a Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 network, this can be the same as the computer name, but it does not have to be.
Name or alias for a system.
The unique name by which a computer is known on a network. This name is used to identify the computer for email and other forms of electronic information exchange. On the Internet, the host name is an alphanumeric string that consists of a local identifier and a domain name. The host name and domain name together are translated into an IP address. See also domain name, IP address.
Usually the first part of the email address after the @, or the first part of a system address. In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kristinasplace" is the hostname; in "www.greatbasin.net," "www" is the hostname. See also: Domain Name.
The TCP/IP address of the computer you wish to connect to. Can be specified as a number (e.g., 18.104.22.168) or as a text string (e.g., hostname.vnc-test.com).
The complete DNS name of a specific internet related device. For example, wwws.secure.domain.com or hostasite.homie.thedomain.com. The term is also used to refer to the left-most, "non-dotted" name of a specific device such as the www or www2 part of www.domain.com or to the ftp part of ftp.domain.com. CUBA GLOSSARY DOMAIN NAME WORDS
Every computer that is directly connected to the Internet has a numerical identification, called an IP address, and a name, called a host name. Most people using the Internet don't need to know the host name of a computer in order to link to it. The Web URLs and e-mail addresses are all you really need to know.
In a URL, a unique name that identifies an Internet server. A host name has two or more parts, separated by periods, as in example.microsoft.com. Also called network location and Internet address. See also URL.
The "ARPA host name" is used by ARPA Services/BSD IPC. On MPE/iX ARPA resolves host names by attempting to contact domain servers listed in the RESLVCNF.NET.SYS or HOSTS.NET.SYS file. On HP-UX ARPA resolves host names by attempting to contact domain servers listed in the /etc/resolv.conf or /etc/hosts file.
The name given to a computer. Lowercase and uppercase letters (aâ€“z and Aâ€“Z), numbers (0â€“9), periods, and dashes are permitted in host names. Valid host names contain from 2 to 63 characters, with the first character being a letter.
The unique identifying name given to a machine in a network. There are generally different host name domains associated with different networks. Also called node name. For example, hpabc. Appears in any File Manager or Toolbox window.
A unique name that identifies each host machine on a network.
The word, phrase, or string of characters immediately after the "http://" in an URL, and before the "dot" that precedes the domain name. The best-known host name is "www", which is short for " World Wide Web".
a domain name that refers to a specific host computer on the Internet
an alias assigned to a computer running TCP/IP
an alias assigned to an IP node to identify it as a TCP/IP host
an alias assigned to identify a TCP/IP host or its interfaces
a name of a computer or other network resources used by users for communication
an Internet address or domain name with a prefix
a short name a machine is known by locally
a specific, human-readable name within a domain, assigned to a specific service provided by a computer within that domain, and always including the domain name at the end
a unique identifier for a server on the Internet and is typically a main level domain name such as www
A name that identifies a computer, printer, or other device on a network.
The unique name by which a computer is known on a network. It is used to identify the Host (qv) in e-mail, Usenet news, or other forms of electronic information interchange.
A descriptive name for an individual computer on the Internet. It's easier for you as a user to deal with host names than directly with the IP address. Example: www.shawano.com
The name clients use to access your Web server or other Internet server. For instance, your Web server's host name might be www.acme.com.
A host computer is one that is connected directly to the Internet. A host name looks like: www.schools.nt.edu.au. It is really an alias for the unique IP number of the host computer. It can be useful for discovering where a computer is and whom it represents, for example, "www.schools.nt.edu.au" suggests a computer in an area called ëntí at ëschoolsí which is apparently an educational institution in Australia. The following information might be useful: com: commercial edu: educational gov: government mil: military net: public network org: non-profit organisation
The symbolic name assigned to a host. Host names are resolved to IP addresses through a domain name server.
Part of a domain name that tells you who owns it
The DNS name of a device on a network, used to simplify the process of locating computers on a network.
The name of the central or controlling computer in a networked environment, servicing requests that other computers or terminals can access through the network.
The name of a computer on a network. In the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit, host name is used to refer to the first label of a fully qualified domain name. See also Hosts file.
Sometimes called a system name or machine name. The name of the machine on which you are configuring MMDF. To determine the local host name, enter uname -n at the UNIX system prompt. An example of a host name is scribe. MMDF allows host names to contain underscore characters; this is an extension of internet standards. To ensure interoperability with hosts that strictly conform to internet standards, we recommend that you do not use the underscore character when internetworking is a primary goal.
The name used to uniquely identify any computer on a network.
The name of a computer on the Internet (such as www.lsoft.com).
The name that a computer is identified as when on a network and/or the Internet.
n. In the Internet suite of protocols, the name given to a computer. Sometimes, "host name" is used to mean fully qualified domain name; other times, it is used to mean the most specific subname of a fully qualified domain name. For example, if mycomputer.city.company.com is the fully qualified domain name, either of the following may be considered the host name: mycomputer.city.company.com mycomputer
A name for a machine of the form machine.subdomain.domain, which is translated into an IP address. For example, www.netscape.com is the machine www in the subdomain netscape and com domain.
In the Internet suite of protocols, the name that is given to a machine. Sometimes, host name is used to mean fully qualified domain name (FQDN). Other times, it is used to mean the most specific subname of a fully qualified domain name. For example, if rchland.vnet.ibm.com is the fully qualified domain name, either of the following can be considered the host name: (a) rchland.vnet.ibm.com, or (b) rchland.
The name of a computer on the Internet, used to identify it in the URL naming scheme.
The name of the computer you are using.
The name by which a computer on a network is known to the other computers on the network. The host name is assigned by the system administrator. It is displayed as the name of your root folder.
A computer's full name is a bunch of short 'words' separated by dots, such as 'adam.sunnydale.unimelb.edu.au'. The host name is the part of that name that comes before the first dot. In this case, the host name would be 'adam'.
This is the unique name of the server that is used for reaching it on a specific network. This could be a FQDN (Fully qualified domain name) for example www.websitepulse.com or pda.websitepulse.com, or an IPv4 address like 22.214.171.124. Our service currently doesn't support IPv6 addressing but we have plans to add this feature in the future.
is the name designated to a network device, which permits it to be addressed without using the full IP address.
Not to be confused with domain name, a host name is the alphanumerical name given to a specific host computer system and part of the domain. It has a prefix, unlike the domain name. In www.xxxxx.gov, the prefix "www" means the data can be accessed via a Web browser; .gov signifies a government-based organization. Host names are much easier for humans to remember than IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, but the reverse holds true for computers.
The address of a computer on a network that is a repository for services available to other computers on the network.
A name, containing no periods, for a computer. For example, VMD is a host name.
A host name is the first part (before the first dot) of a hosts' domain name. ie. www
The name of the server, this is usually equivalent to the company name. See web address. Hypertext or Hyperlink - The system in which documents [text] contain links to allow the reader to move between areas of the document, allowing them to direct their particular path of interest.
A name, such as tcpipidd.raleigh.ibm.com, that is defined for an IP address, such as 126.96.36.199.
The name given to a network host. See also fully qualified domain name and alias.
The name assigned to a computer, allowing other computers to locate and connect to it. If a web site is powered by several hosts, they may be given different names. Networking
The domain name given to a computer. The following are all domain names: nic.ddn.mil, eff.org, and terminator.um.cc.umich.eau. The terms "host name" and "Fully Qualified Domain Name" are interchangeable in most contexts; host name is a more informal term. See also Fully Qualified Domain Name. WWWebfx Home Page
A unique name for a host that corresponds to the host address.
The DNS name of a device on a network. These names are used to locate computers on the network. To find another computer, its host name must either appear in the Hosts file or be known by a DNS server. For most Windows computers, the host name and the computer name are the same. See also: DNS Server; Domain Name System (DNS)
(1.) A name assigned to a computer connected to a network. The use of this term can be ambiguous as it can refer to either the short form name of the computer, or the fully qualified name of the computer. (2.) The Internet address of a machine in the network. Also known as host ID.
A name that a system administrator assigns to a system unit to uniquely identify it for users.