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Old 07-11-2008, 09:48 PM
"Stefan Schmidt"
Default FQDN vs. domain name


there are three files on my vps which contain the following data inserted by my provider.

# /etc/hostname

# /etc/hosts localhost localhost.localdomain lvps123-123-123-123.dedicated.hosteurope.de lvps123-123-123-123

# /etc/mailname

First of all I think the /etc/hostname shouldn't contain the FQDN, but instead the hostname, in this case lvps123-123-123-123. I would like to replace all these values with my own domain name (mydomain.com), but I'm not sure if this is okay, because I don't want create subdomain and use it as a hostname (hostname.mydomain.com), so it's not a FQDN.

# /etc/hostname

# /etc/hosts localhost localhost.localdomain mydomain.com mydomain

# /etc/mailname

Is this setup okay, or could it cause problems?

Cheers, Stefan

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