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Old 10-09-2013, 12:24 AM   #1
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fully qualified hostname for DNS.

So I proped up a Virtual Machine - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS at work. I set it up with a bridged connection so it could get an IP address. SO i could ssh to it, startup a webserver you know fun stuff. A few days later one of the sysadmins came over asking how I got approved for a linux box. I showed him the virtual machine. He was not upset about the virtual machine - he said that the virtaul machine was freaking out the DNS server. DHCP gave it and ip address but the DNS server could not resolve it. He asked me to set the up the VM with a qualified hostname.

You know i set up apache servers on the VM - but when i want to access the index page, I enter in the address of the machine in the web browser, not the machines name. The machine name won't work when i enter it into the browser. I really don't know how to set up a qualified host name. I looked on google - really can't find a good explanation.

can you point me to a good tutorial?

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You may be confusing Netbios/Netbui/Microsoft client name and FQDN. You might be able to use WINS or LMHosts to fix computer name. Long way.

A FQDN is used across the web for most people. Even that you may not need if you know the public IP. Simple hosts file can fix that. If you have a registered FQDN then you send out that IP to your company and have it registered.

Now if you have a static IP in your lan, you'd need a dynamic DNS service. And they have programs to track the IP change.

By the way, I suggest that you don't do this stuff at work. You will get caught.


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