Hostname in 8.04

Andrew Hodgson Andrew.Hodgson at
Thu Sep 18 11:00:13 UTC 2008

Hi all,

I am relatively new to Ubuntu but have used Debian.

I installed a couple of servers for use with LAMP projects.  On the 
first server I installed, when asked for the hostname, I entered in the 
FQDN of the server.

I noticed afterwards that doing hostname -f gave, and thus when I do some package installs, 
they are thinking the FQDN is the same.  I did a new install on a 
different server, and just entered in the hostname without the domain, 
then ensured that /etc/resolv.conf was configured correctly, and now get 
the expected output.

Is this normal behaviour, and is the recommendation to have the 
/etc/hostname set to just the server name (without the domain)?


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