FreeBSD Hostname Question - Whats The Proper Way

Peter Pluta peter at
Wed Aug 29 17:06:57 PDT 2007

I have a box with 5 ip's pointing to it. Most of the things I run (http,
smtp) are virtual or allow me to specify the hostname (postfix) - so I'm
wondering what the machines hostname should be? By default it's
localhost.localdomain. This has always confused me from the begining when I
first started using FreeBSD, can anyone chime in? It would greatly

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