Thanks very much for the help (any other ideas?),
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From: Lowell Gilbert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Evan Dower" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> CC: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: hostname and dhcp Date: 12 Feb 2004 13:04:38 -0500
"Evan Dower" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> 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?
If you don't set your hostname in rc.conf, dhclient should change it for you when it finds out what it is.
-- Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area: resume/CV at http://be-well.ilk.org:8088/~lowell/resume/ username/password "public"
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