Setting Up the Host Name

The runtime system on each client machine passes the client host name to the server machine.

Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista

For Windows 2000 or 2003 and Windows XP clients, right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop and select Properties from the pop-up menu.

  • On a Windows 2000 or 2003 client, select the Network Identification tab of the System Properties window.
  • On a Windows XP or Vista client, select the Computer Name tab of the System Properties window.

In most instances, the computer name listed in the Full computer name field is the host name used by the runtime.

You can also verify the host name by typing the command hostname at the Windows command prompt.

Windows NT

  1. On Windows NT clients, open the Network folder in the Control Panel and select Protocols.
  2. Select TCP/IP and click Properties.
  3. Select the DNS tab and find the Host Name entry.

    The name you specify for Host Name is the one that the runtime uses.


On UNIX clients, the runtime uses the host name that is in the file /etc/ hosts.