yes you are wrong.  Read this

Assigning a Host name to your FBSD system.

Your FBSD operating system has internal software applications (like
sendmail for one) that needs to know the fully qualified domain name
of the PC it's running on. You do this by adding the option
statement hostname= to /etc/rc.conf.
This is the format to use.


Where thisPCname came be any name you want to identify this
particular PC on your LAN. Since the goal of this Installation Guide
is to build a FBSD gateway server, the name of this PC should be
Where .fakeDOMAINname can be any name you want as long as it's not a
registered domain name on the public Internet (unless of course it's
registered to you). Using FBSDyourlastname is a safe fake domain
name to use here. So if your name was Tom Jones, you should use
Where .tld can be any of the standard TLD's currently in use. Such
as .com or .usa or .info or .cc, but since .com is the most commonly
used TLD, I recommend using .com. is a very acceptable fake host name to use.

ee /etc/rc.conf
and add this option statement to the file:


Save the changed file and ‘reboot’ your system for your edit changes
to take effect.
When the reboot stops at the login prompt, the line displayed just
above it will now contain your host name you just added to rc.conf.

Installer Note: If you have an official registered domain name that
you want to use for your email sendmail server, then use that in the
hostname= statement. Example, if my registered domain name was then hostname=’’ is what I would code.

What ever hostname you use, for example,  in
the httpd.conf file you would use  and you will
also have to add and   to
/etc/hosts file because you have no private dns server.

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of dharam paul
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 10:15 AM
To: Chad Brown
Cc: freebsd
Subject: Re: apache not starting: FreeBSd 5.4

Yes, it is. But the machine is meant only for local
intranet. Am I wrng to give this name?

--- Chad Brown <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> > Mon May  1 00:48:28 2006] [alert] mod_unique_id:
> > unable to gethostbyname("[EMAIL PROTECTED]")
> is your hostname really "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"?
> type "hostname" in a shell.

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