I've actually been running FreeBSD for quite a while now, but I've never known exactly how to handle this. In rc.conf, one must specify a hostname. If you're using DHCP to set up your network though, your FQDN (fully qualified domain name) can change without notice. It seems like a Good Idea to have your hostname be your FQDN, since some things will do a reverse lookup on your IP to verify that it matches the hostname you supplied. In particular I'm thinking of SMTP servers here. (send-pr doesn't work for me because my mail gets rejected.) So, when you're autoconfiguring your network interfaces, what should you put in rc.conf's hostname variable? Is there something else I can do that would allow me to have something nicer looking, but still send my FQDN when asked?
Thanks very much,
Evan Dower
Undergraduate, Computer Science
University of Washington
Public key: http://students.washington.edu/evantd/pgp-pub-key.txt
Key fingerprint = D321 FA24 4BDA F82D 53A9 5B27 7D15 5A4F 033F 887D

Check out the great features of the new MSN 9 Dial-up, with the MSN Dial-up Accelerator. http://click.atdmt.com/AVE/go/onm00200361ave/direct/01/

[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"

Reply via email to