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Synergy2 Computer Names Make No Sense

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I am running 2 MacBook Pros and an iMac, all running macOS 10.3 and Synergy 2.0.3.

When I installed the application on each computer, they get random names generated:

  1. MacBook Pro #1:    
    • Local Sharing Name:  "Jeff's_MacBook.local"
    • Synergy2 Name:         "Jeff's_MacBook.local"
  2. MacBook Pro #2:
    • Local Sharing Name:  "Super_MacBook.local"
    • Synergy2 Name:         "Super_MacBook.hsd4.ta.comcast.net"
  3. iMac:
    • Local Sharing Name:  "Super_iMac.local"
    • Synergy2 Name:         "Computer-Super_iMac.hsd4.ta.comcast.net"

I can't figure out where it is getting these names from as they are all different.  Further, I can't see any way to change them which makes it twice as hard. It is irritating as hell to manage the orientation, etc when you can't even tell which computer is which by just looking at them in the UI.

PLEASE HELP!

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Macs have 3 equivalents of hostname. You can query them with the following terminal commands. You will find that the name synergy is picking up matches one of them.

scutil --get HostName
scutil --get ComputerName
scutil --get LocalHostName

# Use the following to change them.

scutil --set HostName 'NewHostName'

 

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