domain required for FreeBSD install and isc dhcp

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Sat Apr 21 08:15:06 UTC 2012

On 20/04/2012 20:56, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Apr 20, 2012, at 12:40 PM, Chris Whitehouse wrote:
>> I've wondered this for ages. When you set up networking as part of
>> installing FreeBSD one of the pieces of information requested is a
>> domain name. Also setting up dhcp.conf one of the fields is domain
>> name. What do you do if you don't have your own domain?
> There have been a few domains which are permanently reserved and will
> never be assigned elsewhere:
> You can reasonably claim to be part of your ISP's domain, if you
> prefer. .lan might be reasonable, or .local, although the latter
> might conflict with Bonjour/Zeroconf.
>> I've never supplied a domain name when installing FreeBSD and it
>> doesn't seem to have been a problem. I'm just setting up dhcp for
>> the first time and I don't know if it matters here.
> It's mainly used to setup the default search domain which clients use
> to find local unqualified hosts.
> Regards,
Thanks Chuck, I went with .lan.



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