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tremblyj Member
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Cannot get HOSTNAME to display on front panel on my new WC5955's like I can on my old WC5755's

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Hi,

 

I have set the Display Device Information option under General Setup (used to be under Security) to "HOSTNAME".  I get an error stating that the HostName is not fully qualified.  For security reasons, we use static IP addresses and do not want our copiers registered in DNS.  We use the queue name for our host name and device name.  We require that print queue name to be displayed on the copier's front panel so the users can easily identify the print queue name of the copier.  The last 3-digits of the queue name is the 4th number in each printer/copier's IP address.

 

The old WC57xx Series copiers happily display their hostnames without restriction.  Why was this changed?  Annoying!!!

 

-John

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Analyst Nation Moderator Joe053204-hcl
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Re: Cannot get HOSTNAME to display on front panel on my new WC5955's like I can on my old WC5755's

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After years of battling over the security issues resident with Netbios over TCP/IP Xerox has it seems removed "Windows Networking" from all current devices. This is the same thing that disables the use of scanning to a hostname instead of an IP in a non-Domain environment.

 

Your only option here is to lie and put it manually via choosing "Contact Name" and filling in the hostname:

 

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tremblyj Member
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Re: Cannot get HOSTNAME to display on front panel on my new WC5955's like I can on my old WC5755's

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Hi. I do not accept this as a solution. I will open a SPAR instead to have the Xerox developers correct this issue in the next version of firmware's code. Displaying the host name should have nothing to do with whether or not "Windows Networking" protocol is available... Thank you.
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tremblyj Member
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Re: Cannot get HOSTNAME to display on front panel on my new WC5955's like I can on my old WC5755's

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