Setting up network
Anthony M. Agelastos
iqgrande at asu.edu
Thu Mar 31 19:26:16 PST 2005
While we are on the topic, after the hostname and domain have been
setup from the initial installation, how can they be changed? I went
through the FreeBSD manual and some Google searching and did not come
up with anything that made any sense. I assume there are files to be
edited, probably under /etc. I am just not sure what all of them are.
Any assistance (or reference to a site that will explain this to me)
will be greatly appreciated (I am a newbie to UNIX and especially
On Mar 31, 2005, at 5:13 PM, Tomas Quintero wrote:
> Essentially, the host is the 'name of the machine' if you will. So if
> you want, you can name it betty, or uberserver1. It doesn't matter.
> For that fact, as far as I really know, nor does the domain matter.
> However commonly when naming servers and such, they have corresponding
> names and domains so that they can be labeled and people who need to
> know, know what these machines do.
> In short, no, the names do not matter for your internal home network.
> On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 16:52:52 -0500, Jonathan Arnold
> <jdarnold at buddydog.org> wrote:
>> Something I've never been able to figure out. When installing a
>> new machine, and you come to the "Network Configuration" dialog,
>> what do you put in for the Host: and Domain: if it is a machine
>> on an internal network (ie., 192.168.1.149)? Does it matter?
>> Just give it a simple hostname and be done with it? Make something
>> Jonathan Arnold (mailto:jdarnold at buddydog.org)
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