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Old 10th September 2009, 23:32
Sneblot Sneblot is offline
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Default Problem with network configuration.

I have ran into a problem whilst following a tutorial showing me how to set up a debian server the problem I have is configuring the network. Ok I have done this so far

vi /etc/network/interfaces

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 'set to server static ip'
netmask 255.255.255.0
network 'set to my home network'
broadcast 'set'
gateway 'set'

Then restart your network:

/etc/init.d/networking restart

Then edit /etc/hosts. Make it look like this:

vi /etc/hosts

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.0.100 'set to domain and server name'

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

Its now asking me to run this command but when I try to nothing happens

Now run

echo 'my server address' > /etc/hostname
/etc/init.d/hostname.sh start
>
> Then it says to run this command
>
> hostname
> hostname -f

hostname command displays the hostname but when I run hostname -f it says hostname look up failure.

Is there any reason for this am I missing out a step?

The tutoril I am following is the howtoforge one.
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