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Old 06-09-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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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?


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

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