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 thus my computer
> is
>  the hostname command can show you waht your current
> hostname is:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] ~] $ hostname
> 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=""
> 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 "" (when you set your domain, you dont
> put
> the . in front of the domain name, ie, dont put in the domain
> box).
> cheers,
> --
> Jonathan Horne
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Right, my current box is, 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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