Title
#fleet
j

Jerome

02/04/2021, 12:10 PM
Hello, on Mac, there are 4 different way to get the "hostname" : HostName, LocalHostName, ComputerName (from
scutil
) and the one for NetBIOS. The NetBIOS name is a dynamic name that can change regarding the connected network. In our company, when a user is connected to our VPN, that NetBIOS name change and use the local IP adress, eg the name is
ip-192-168-1-17.eu-west-1.compute.internal
. In FleetUI, the hostname displayed is that name. I guess it comes from the field
hostname
of table
system_info
but for my usage I wanted to use the field
local_hostname
or
computer_name
. Is there a way to change this ? Otherwise I will open a feature request 🙂
Noah Talerman

Noah Talerman

02/04/2021, 5:24 PM
There’s currently no way to use
local_hostname
or
computer_name
as the hostname in the Fleet UI. Please feel free to open an issue. Why would it be helpful to be able to use the
local_hostname
or
computer_name
field as the hostname in the Fleet UI?
j

Jerome

02/04/2021, 5:52 PM
There is the login of the user in the hostname. And I often need to do a query on the computer of someone and this is quite annoying to first identify the hostname. Oh yes I forgot to say that we use Fleet/osquery as an inventory solution for our workstations fleet.
5:52 PM
thx I will open an issue then