At 07:19 PM 8/29/2007, Peter Pluta wrote:
Jonathan Horne wrote: > > 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]" > > Right, my current box is mail.placidpublishing.com, I only have 1 box, and it does web and mail. I just picked placidpublishing and used that since it was a domain I had laying arond. Is that "ok"? How does one pick a domain? Just any old domain? I keep visualizing a domain as in 3-4 servers each of which has a hostname mail, web, etc..
Pick a domain you own, or buy a new one. They is why there are so many domain possibilities these days, like .info, .biz, etc. in addition to the "regular" .com, .net, .org
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