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Old 11-05-2007, 07:40 AM   #1
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Host Name and Domain Name, Super Easy Question


I'm going to attempt to configure my computer as an NFS server for my house. My host name is currently Veronica and my domain name is currently MyPlace. Now, my ISP is charter.com. Should I change my domain name to charter.com? What's an appriate name for just a network in a house? Thanks.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 08:33 AM   #2
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No, you don't have to change to charter.com. Just pick whatever name you want for your home network domain and hostnames. They don't matter at all in that case.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 10:02 AM   #3
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Well I wouldn't say it doesn't matter at all.. I would not use any registered domain you do not own as part of your host name, you could be asking for wierdness to occur.

I typically end my home domains in .dom which should never conflict with a real site.

i.e.
veronica.mydomain.dom
 
Old 11-05-2007, 10:10 AM   #4
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I use home.local for home networks that are not registered. Also domain_name.site or domain_name.internal can be used.

Pseudo-domains
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top-level_domain

So you could have a FQDN such as: veronica.myplace.local
 
Old 11-05-2007, 10:16 AM   #5
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OK, those are good examples. Thank you.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 11:19 AM   #6
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I use home.local for home networks that are not registered. Also domain_name.site or domain_name.internal can be used.

Pseudo-domains
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top-level_domain

So you could have a FQDN such as: veronica.myplace.local
Nice link on that one.. first I've seen mention of the Pseudo-domains published anywhere.. have to bookmark that for the next time this common question appears.

thx
 
Old 11-05-2007, 11:55 AM   #7
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So if i changed my computer's domain to yahoo.com when it is just on my private home network, will my DNS, provided by my ISP, potentially send me or anyone else to my private network?
 
  


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