# Why is my host name wrong at the Terminal prompt when connected to a public WiFi network?

For 3 days right, I have actually attached to the general public WiFi network at my library. Daily, I have actually seen a various punctual in Terminal. Below are several of the motivates I've seen:

zp-pc:~ russell$mary-pc:~ russell$
normob05:~ russell\$


I have check under System Preferences - > Sharing, and also my computer system name is "Russell is Mac". Additionally, I set the DHCP Client ID to "RUSSMAC" under System Preferences - > Network - > Advanced - > TCP/IP, yet I still see the arbitrary host names at the Terminal punctual.

Why is my computer system name transforming on a daily basis?

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2022-06-07 14:35:56
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