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Old 06-28-2002, 12:12 AM   #1
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i dont wanna join a domain!!

i have a slacky 8.1 linux half life server, and am having some problems.

i type netconfig for the network, and i put in my hostname, but then it MAKES me join a domain.. i dont have a domain

what can i do about this?

also, what should be in my hosts file?

currently: localhost linuxhale.mydomain linuxhale


Old 06-28-2002, 12:41 AM   #2
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You can put whatever you want, then edit it out of your /etc/hosts file and /etc/resolv.conf file... it shouldn't affect it but it doesn't hurt to keep it either, I usually just put whatever ISP I am using for Internet access..
Old 06-28-2002, 02:27 AM   #3
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my main problem is that im trying to run a half life server, and i cant get it to show up in the Lan servers list on a program called server query for half life.

someone said this problem was because my hosts file could be incorrectly setup, or my network, any programs i should run or something?

Old 06-28-2002, 08:43 AM   #4
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You dont have an entry for your WAN side NIC ip, all you have is the loopback ip Type ifconfig eth0 and get the ip address, then change the line in /etc/hosts from: linuxhale.mydomain linuxhale
to linuxhale.mydomain linuxhale
Old 06-28-2002, 04:32 PM   #5
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You should be able to use "localhost", or "localhost.localdomain", but only on the local computer. If you want the name to be visible on the lan, you need to run a DNS server (bind), and then configure your lan to use the server for name lookups. Ether that, or you need to set up /etc/hosts on each server with the right names in it. (Even Windoze has a "hosts" file, last I looked anyhow.) But this is a pain to coordinate, which is why DNS servers were invented. You can use the domain "localdomain" as your domain.

You might want to check out the network administrator's guide at
Old 06-28-2002, 04:36 PM   #6
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Microsoft's domains

Unless you're talking about Microsoft's use of the word "domain", which has something to do with logging in on NT. (They _really_ didn't want the Internet to catch on, so they chose the word "domain" just to make life difficult.) In which case you need to look into SAMBA ( and I've no clue.


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