unqualified host name

Bill Moran wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Mon Feb 12 23:17:47 UTC 2007

In response to "RawDevelopment" <admin at rawdev.co.nz>:

> Hi there :-)
> I just installed FreeBSD 6.2 and during the setup process I setup my
> network card. Now I did this twice, first time when setting up my card
> I gave the hostname 'mylan' thinking I could put almost anything in
> there - now when the machine booted just after starting sshd I get

Format recovered.  See:

> My unqualified host name (mylan) unknown; sleeping for retry.
> and this would make the system wait for about 2-3 minutes as it tried
> to more times.
> So I reinstalled and this time set the hostname to localhost.... same
> thing happens..
> not sure what is should be to get rid of this error.

It should be an actual fully-qualified hostname that is in DNS:

If you don't have access to DNS to set your hostname properly, you can
use a garbage name and add it to /etc/hosts and the delays will go away.

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

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