Richard Bucker

By any other name it's still a chromebook

Posted at — May 16, 2015

I’m looking at the list of devices that my Nexus 6 is paired with and I cannot make heads nor tails of which Chromebook is which. And by any other name my Chromebox is also named Chromebook. Argh!

The good news is that hostnames are not that important. If I need to xfer files from here to there then there are reasonable services like your favorite SAN or NAS. And if that’s not realistic then there is always any of the popular cloud services. The basic idea that the Chrome-device is a client and not a server… and it should never act as a server. So hostnames are simply not necessary.

Except when pairing Bluetooth devices.

UPDATE: I can rename my connection names on the Nexus 6 but it takes discipline.