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Hey the other day I noticed my terminal user name (I think) has changed to ip-189-241 and I have no idea why... it used to be Mark_Mac... hence the name of my computer... any idea how to change this? and what exactly does this affect anyways?

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That is your computer (host) name. You can change it under System Preferences > Sharing

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Thanks for the reply, I do see where to change it but it already says Mark_Mac. whereas terminal still says ip-189-241
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Sounds like it's passed by your DHCP server.

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possibly, I am on a college network. do you think that would affect it?
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yep, mine changes when I connect to the corporate network at work

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