On Wednesday 29 August 2007 19:05:06 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 > appreciated. > > Thanks!
its fairly simple actually. example: my system's name is athena. my domain, is dfwlp.com... thus my computer is athena.dfwlp.com. the hostname command can show you waht your current hostname is: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ~] $ hostname athena.dfwlp.com also, there is a line in /etc/rc.conf that specifys the system's hostname when you start up: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ~] $ cat /etc/rc.conf|grep hostname hostname="athena.dfwlp.com" finally, when you are installing freebsd, during the "network configuration" page, the "Host:" box would be where i would put "athena", and the "Domain:" box would be where i put "dfwlp.com" (when you set your domain, you dont put the . in front of the domain name, ie, dont put .dfwlp.com in the domain box). cheers, -- Jonathan Horne http://dfwlpiki.dfwlp.org [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"