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Old 05-20-2004, 02:14 AM   #1
Benr
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Stat IP setting hostname


I'm going to go read up on hostnames, DNS and all that other good stuff in a minute but I gotta ask. I'm in the middle of setting up Fedora Core 2 and I'm at a loss for what to set for my hostname. I have a static IP address that I am assigning to my linux box so I set that along with a netmask of 255.255.255.0 I've got my gateway and my DNS addresses set up but I have no idea what to do for my hostname. Can I just put whatever or leave it blank or what?
 
Old 05-20-2004, 06:35 AM   #2
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Get yourself a free domainname from dyndns.org

Then be creative and give the machine a unique host name. Something like core, or silver or whatever.

Then ur machine's host name will be real-world and looks something like:
core.mydomain.dyndns.org or silver.mydomain.ath.cx

All depends

Jestah
 
Old 06-03-2004, 02:33 AM   #3
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Ok, I'm still clueless.

I got a Static DNS from DynDNS.org so now I have my static IP address set to servemo.dyndns.org

When I run ifconfig I get

inet addr:216.27.177.163 Bcast:216.27.177.255 Mask:255.255.255.0

my hostname is set to servemo. SHould I change it to servemo.dyndns.org? I tried changing it using hostname -v servemo.dyndns.org but that didn't seem to take or change anything.

Dengit, I though I had an idea of what I was doing...

Forgot to add, I didn't install Gnome or KDE. The computer I'm using right now really crawls if I use either, so Xwindows it is.

Last edited by Benr; 06-03-2004 at 02:44 AM.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 06:59 PM   #4
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*Boink*

Guess that's what I get for posting so late at night...
 
Old 06-03-2004, 08:24 PM   #5
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Your host name has nothing to do with your "realworld" site name. You can name your box anything you like, and still run websites or whatever to a different name. Making your hostname the same as your site name gives no benefits whatsoever.

As the people ahead of me posted, it basically is a matter of choice, what even name suits your fancy is fine, and won't effect anything.

Peace,
JimBass
 
  


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