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Hostname's / Connection Specific DNS Suffix

Hello all, I have a question on my hostname and connection specific DNS Suffix... within my ipconfig it stats my hostname and my DNS suffix, I was wondering if there is anyway to basically turn of my hostname or if there is a way to not broadcast it over the internet.... I am on a college campus and i do not want other people knowing my hostname. I know you can CHANGE it in the systems options under control panel but is there anyway to physically turn it off IE regedit or any other way... picture includes what I want to get rid of ;0

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DOA.

In reply to: Hostname's / Connection Specific DNS Suffix

Just like those that want to hide their IP address, hostname hiding will have it's problems. If you want to hide your hostname, simply set it as a single letter and forget about it. There is no information leakage here.

Bob

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Well reason being that I want to hide it is because i will be changing my MAC address and if I tend to have the same hostname over numerous mac addies it can be tracked, i know i can simply change my hostname everytime but if i can just disable it or get rid of it that would be so much easier ;0 thanks for the reply bob

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So change it as you would your shorts?

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:)

In reply to: So change it as you would your shorts?

Well if you want me to be way more specific.... I am at a college campus where you (your computer) is linked to their internet through your mac address which you registered with, and I am able to change my mac address and my hostname to other peoples on the LAN when they are not using it at night so I do not have to abide by their limit of 1gb downloads per day, thus by eliminating my hostname in general I can change my mac address to an unlimited amount because certain pc's hostname's on the LAN at the moment are unlisted. Paranoid I guess yes because I don't think i could live without the internet Happy

So basically I am looking into a route that will completely eliminate my hostname from being followed to other mac address's thus not being able to be followed. Thanks Bob

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Locked. Forum rules violation.

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Please review the forum rules as I have to lock this discussion.

Sorry, but what can I write here. Would you want people to do this to your accounts?

Bob

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