Hostname in 8.04

Jim Tarvid tarvid at ls.net
Mon Sep 22 16:17:08 UTC 2008


Also remember that ServerName in apache should resolve and that may depends
on the hosts entry too.

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 11:34 AM, Miano, Steven M. <
Steven.Miano at mybrighthouse.com> wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Soren Hansen
> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 4:41 AM
> To: ubuntu-server at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: Hostname in 8.04
>
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 01:05:53PM -0400, Jonathan Jesse wrote:
> >>>> Is this normal behaviour, and is the recommendation to have the
> >>>> /etc/hostname set to just the server name (without the domain)?
> >>> Yes.
> >> Is the answer to this is normal or is the answer to just edit the
> >> name in /etc/hostname?
>
> >Yes :)
> >
> >It is normal behaviour and the recommendation is to have the
> >/etc/hostname set ot just the server name (without the domain).
> >
> >No editing required. When the installer asks you this:
> >
> >   Please enter the hostname for this system.
> >
> >   The hostname is a single word that identifies your system to the
> > network.
> >
> >...you just enter your hostname. No more, no less.
> >Soren Hansen               |
> >Virtualisation specialist  | Ubuntu Server Team
> >Canonical Ltd.             | http://www.ubuntu.com/
>
> Also be sure to edit /etc/hosts, as sudo (and I'm sure other utilities)
> will not be happy if you decide to only change your /etc/hostname, and not
> reflect that change in /etc/hosts.
>
> ~Steven
>
> Post Script, sorry for the double Soren.
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