Your question is really asked incorrectly. What you are really asking about is what is the proper value to use in the rc.conf hostname= statement.
Assigning a Host name to your FBSD system Your FBSD operating system has internal software applications (like sendmail for one) that needs to know the fully qualified domain name of the PC it's running on. You do this by adding this option statement hostname= to /etc/rc.conf. This is the format to use. thisPCname.fakeDOMAINname.tld Where thisPCname came be any name you want to identify this particular pc on your LAN. Where .fakeDOMAINname can be any name you want as long as it's not a registered domain name on the public internet, unless of course it's registered to you. Using FBSDyourlastname is a safe fake domain name to use here. So if your name was Tom Jones, you should use fbsdjones. Where .tld can be any of the standard TLD's currently in use. Such as .com or .usa or .info or .cc, but since .com is the most commonly used TLD, I recommend using .com gateway.fbsdjones.com is a very acceptable fake host name to use. ee /etc/rc.conf and add this option statement to the file hostname="gateway.fbsdjones.com" Save the changed file and 'reboot' your system for your edit changes to take effect. When the reboot stops at the login prompt, the line displayed just above it will now contain your host name you just added to rc.conf. If you have a official registered domain name that you want to use for your email sendmail server, then use that in the hostname= statement. Example, if my registered domain name was cyberman.com then hostname='cyberman.com' is what I would code. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Peter Ryan Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 10:29 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: cannot understand name "peter.first.try" Hi, This is probably a contender for the dumbest question of the year. When I defined my IP address in the freeBSD installation, I had to give a name. All the examples use something like the one I entered, i.e. peter.first.try, except they often used a xxx.xxx.com. Could someone point me to somewhere that explains this name in terms a dullard can understand. Thanks Peter _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"