My mac's default hostname is
Scott-Johnson.local. In the sharing system preferences, I set the hostname to
felucia.local, which takes as expected. However, at some point in the future (usually due to either a restart or waking up from sleep), it resets to
Scott-Johnson.local. I have also tried the following in the terminal:
sudo scutil –-set HostName felucia sudo scutil –-set LocalHostName felucia sudo scutil –-set ComputerName felucia
Again, it will take for a while, but then reset.
My suspicion is that this is a router problem (i.e. I can assign my computer a static IP instead of DHCP when on my local network). Unfortunately, though, this is a laptop, and I will often use it on other networks where I don't have this ability. How can I verify that this will work outside of the network within my control?