What should my hosts and rc.conf hostname contain? I don't do my own DNS, I use godaddys parked servers + total dns control. I only have 1 box at my host layaredtech - so there are no other computers on the networks that I need to resolve locally with the hosts file. I used bk1 as my host name because thats what I call my server. Is this ok?
Those are just fine. You might want to change the hostname in /etc/hosts to reflect your own system hostname though. Additionally, you may need to add some lines into your rc.conf for your ip addresses. I know I had to do that for my additional ip addresses on freebsd 6.1.