When I set up the sync between my iMac and my MacBook, I was irritated by the machine I found via Bonjour, it different from the name I had given the iMac via the System Preferences-Sharing method. I set up sync anyway and it is working.
Due to this odd mismatch coming up in another application, I did some research and found out about the use of scutil in the terminal to get different computer name variables. And, here it is quite clear that the machine has a different LocalHostName (which is what is set in System Preferences) and HostName (which, I presume, is stored in the hosts file).
I’m quite keen on fixing this, a simple command using scutil will fix it. However, what will this do to my sync relationship between the iMac and the MacBook? It will break it, I’m relatively sure of that. If I reselect the new (corrected) machine name from Bonjour, what will happen to the sync? Will it just check everything and be fine or will it go bonkers and duplicate all my files?
Best regards, Nick