System Names not appearing in DFM

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Aug 20th, 2009

Currently running LMS3.1 I have noticed that a number of devices are showing their IP addresses in the System Name field in the Device Details in DFM 3.1.3. The device names display correctly in other modules. How can I get these to resolve back to the host name.

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Correct Answer by Joe Clarke about 7 years 1 month ago

No, C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts on Windows.

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Joe Clarke Thu, 08/20/2009 - 21:04

DFM is the one module is LMS that does not respect the DCR Display Name. It relies on a very specific one-to-one matching between hostname and IP. When in doubt, add entries for the problem devices to the server's local hosts file. Then, remove the devices from DFM and re-add them. They will then show up by hostname.

marshajr Thu, 08/20/2009 - 21:25

Where is the file located? Are you referring to the lmhost file?

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Joe Clarke Thu, 08/20/2009 - 21:39

No, C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts on Windows.


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