adding a host how-to

Kimi Ostro kimimeister at
Mon Apr 2 17:22:46 UTC 2007

On 02/04/07, Ilya Vishnyakov <ilya at> wrote:
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> Hello Freebsd Gurus!
> I set up the test server with Windows 2003 to play. Now I'm trying to
> add a hostname to our existing domain: The
> server runs FreeBSD 6.2 with pf firewall.
> I added ip address and hostname to /etc/hosts Is there anything else
> that needs to be done besides that? Did anyone see a good how-to?

If you not using DNS server on you network, you need to edit the host
file on both systems on FreeBSD as you know has this in /etc and on
Windows it is %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc - just remember to
keep them in sync, Both Windows and FreeBSD can use the same hosts

Longterm solution, setup a DNS server.

HTH :)


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