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Old 09-28-2009, 06:36 AM   #1
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During install what should I set domain to?


During the installation of slackware it asks for a computer name and then the name of the domain that the computer belongs to.

As in most cases, my computer is not part of a domain, it is simply on a local network behind a router.

So what should I enter when it asks for the domain?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 06:57 AM   #2
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I usually put the domain name of my ISP. Don't know if that's proper but...
 
Old 09-28-2009, 07:06 AM   #3
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I use athome as the domain name.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 07:10 AM   #4
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In Slackware if your pc in NOT part of a Domain you can enter just about anything that will identify your system. Slackware is the only distro that I have seen that requires you to enter a domain name even if you are not connected to one. In other linux OS's though you can lock your self out of a system you just installed if you enter a Domain name and it does not exist.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 07:39 AM   #5
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I usually put localdomain. No idea if it's right, wrong, or doesn't matter.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 07:53 AM   #6
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I would suggest to use localhost or localhost.localdomain as the domain name, because that's technically correct anyway and you can avoid misunderstandings later.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 08:20 AM   #7
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mharris1984,

Slackware presents an option (or opportunity) for you to specify your domain, although it doesn't invalidate the installation if none is provided. Nothing to worry anyway, you can continue. In previous versions a play word "darkstar" is defaulted if none is provided on install. This has nothing to do with your security.

hope it helps.

good luck.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 09:44 AM   #8
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by mharris1984 View Post
During the installation of slackware it asks for a computer name and then the name of the domain that the computer belongs to.

As in most cases, my computer is not part of a domain, it is simply on a local network behind a router.

So what should I enter when it asks for the domain?

Thanks.
Yes, you can/should setup the domain name that you are using locally. If you want to setup samba, NFS or other local area network tools then you may need to use a local domain. Not required but a good policy.

Quote:
excerpt from '/etc/samba/smb.conf-sample';

[global]

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name, eg: LINUX2
workgroup = MYGROUP
You will need to edit your 'etc/samba/smb.conf' file to reflect the network settings for your LAN. In the above snippet you are setting 'workgroup' to your domain 'MYGROUP'.

Just a few links to aid you;

SlackwareŽ Essentials
SlackwareŽ Basics
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 09-28-2009, 10:49 AM   #9
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Thanks for the replies people.

Looking at the range of responses it would appear that this generally doesn't make much difference what it's set to.

Granted there will probably be some exceptions where specific software may rely on this being set correctly.

Thanks again.
 
  


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