Issue: Users receiving error message that hostname is large than 15 characters, even though hostname contains 15 or less characters in hostname.
Affected devices: NETGEAR devices when integrated with Active Directory (AD).
Symptoms: The Hostname file contains the domain name of the AD.
Eg: AD is test.com and hostname of Netgear is egnyte1. The hostname file under /etc/hostname is as follows:egnyte1.test.com
Total count of characters of host name is more than 15 characters as it contains Domain+ Hostname
- SSH into Netgear device and edit the hostname file
Edit the file to only include the NETGEAR hostname e.g. Instead of egnyte1.test.com it should only display egnyte1.
Save and exit the hostname file edit
Run the hostname script as
The above steps will make sure hostname remains same.