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  1. #1

    Hostname problem

    When i set up freebsd it asks for a valid host name. Im not to clear on what it is but from what i can figure out, i think it means the hostname ( has to exist? So i want to do something like but i dont have the hostname set up because i only have 1 machine so far.... If anyone understands what im asking, would you please help me out with some info or a link to some info. Thanks a lot!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Hostname is like the name of your machine.

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    this may be a double post

    when i do cpanel says "not a quailifed hostname" do i need to set up a dns for

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Dayton, Ohio
    You need to have the hostname defined in the domain records.....
    -Mat Sumpter
    Director, Product Engagement
    Penton Media

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Toronto, ON.
    keep in my that ...

    box1=hostname name

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    go to the dns records of and add an A record for box1 -> point it to an IP on your box

    if has diff nameservers on diff boxes, all of them should have that A record
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    ok that sort of helps, but there is no dns for I only have one machine so should i first set up the dns for on box1 than make an A record and have the host name Thanks!

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