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tumana 06-09-2004 04:41 PM

Fully Qualified Domain Name

This is not so much as a problem, just a curiosity.

I've often seen the error that my hostname is not a fully qualified domain name. During the installation of Mandrake 10 it even gives me an example of a good hostname followed by ".com".

What if I'm not a ".com"? I don't want my hostname to be! Is there a proper way to have a name like "foo" that isn't followed by a top-level-domain?



Mara 06-09-2004 05:18 PM

If it's just for home use and you don't try to use the hostname for a server, you don't need a fully qualified domain. Any domain that ends on .com, .net, .org etc or any country code would do - if you have a stratic Ip you probably have such a hostname assigned by your ISP. But if you don't have - not a big problem.

tumana 06-09-2004 05:26 PM

Alright. So I'll just ignore those errors that show up once in a while.


jschiwal 06-09-2004 05:34 PM

If you have more than one computer networked together, you may want to add your network name, e.g. <host>.<your_network_name>.

XavierP 06-10-2004 02:58 AM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Networking and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

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