At 07:05 PM 8/29/2007, Peter Pluta wrote:

I have a box with 5 ip's pointing to it. Most of the things I run (http,
smtp) are virtual or allow me to specify the hostname (postfix) - so I'm
wondering what the machines hostname should be? By default it's
localhost.localdomain. This has always confused me from the begining when I
first started using FreeBSD, can anyone chime in? It would greatly


I always give my servers a hostname and IP for the base system. If I add a website, I will add another IP (or use apache's virtual hosting on the same IP) and add another DNS entry for the system. You can have more than one name for an IP and for a server.


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