- In their default configuration, Mac OS X computers use a different name each time that they report in to ESET Remote Administrator
- ESET Remote Administrator creates a new client record each time that a computer reports in under a different name
- Duplicate client entries are created in ESET Remote Administrator
Follow the step-by-step instructions below to assign your computer a static hostname:
- Open a Terminal window by clicking Go→ Utilities on the menu bar and double-clicking Terminal.
- Enter the following command:
sudo pico /etc/hostconfigand then press Return.
- In the next window enter the following command:
- Press Ctrl + X to initiate an exit, and then press Y to save changes.
- When prompted to enter a filename, leave the default filename unchanged, and then press Return.
- Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Your computer will now have a static hostname and will only report in to ESET Remote Administrator using that hostname. The hostname will not change unless the
/etc/hostconfig file is edited manually again.