Currently when adding a new node to NPM, it expands what was entered into the fully qualified domain name. In other words,
Polling Hostname or IP Address: <hostname>
By default, I feel that it should NOT expand to the FQDN, but instead should take exactly what was entered. You could perhaps add an option to expand to the FQDN if the user requests. My feelings are that if the user wanted the FQDN entered, they would have entered the hostname that way in the first place. It makes it very time consuming to have to go back and remove the domain name from each entry as they get added. Even worse, the user has to write a SQL script to have them stripped within the SQL database.
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