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I am setting up a Web server on RedHat 9. In the network configuration screen I am not sure what to put in the hostname text box. I have a domain name reserved (myDomainName.com), but I am not sure if that is what goes there. Do I just leave that blank and the domain name goes somewhere else?
Guess I should have given some more info. I have a static ip address coming into a router. From there I set a static ip address on the router in the LAN and a static ip address on this server. So if I want my webserver to be found as www.mydomain.com is that what I enter for the hostname? Does zonedit.com then enter that domain in its DNS so that it can be located from the web?
with the router situation -- depending on the router -- you must do some configuration there to allow the requests to pass through and go to the right place.... as with zonedit -- you must set your name servers with your registrar to theirs and sign up for a account and build your zone. it's extremely easy -- i use them myself because i'm too lazy to set up my own external dns servers.. lol
make your computer name (webserver.domain.com) in zoneedit, but set it's IP to your static IP. the router will do the dirty work of figuring out where it goes and such....