unable to qualify my own domain name

Frank asx1577 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 3 01:03:45 PST 2007

I'm new to FreeBSD.  Am trying to set up 6.2.  Don't understand why Network Configuration requires a domain name.  I've never needed one when setting up Windows XP networking--only had to set it to automatically acquire IP address.  For FreeBSD 6.2, I left the "Domain" field blank in the "Network Configuration" screen, and every time at startup, I would get the message that it's "unable to qualify my own domain name".  Must I make one up?  Why is this?


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