Static IP and fully qualified domain names

Steve Bertrand iaccounts at
Fri Nov 21 07:40:59 PST 2003

> >From reading manuals one should think, that now I could give my
> machines names like,, etc...
> and all these would be reachable via internet - but they aren't.
> The only one that can be accessed is .

If you have control of the DNS zone, then you must add hostnames for the
domain and assign them to the IP. Most likely, your ISP has set up just
the domain name to point to the IP.

Just ask them to assign the names you want for your domain to the IP that
you want them to point at.

If the name does not exist in DNS, then it won't be found on the Internet.


> How comes this?
> Regards,
> Uli.
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