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Old 17th October 2005, 10:18
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Originally Posted by Lil'Brudder
I'm using Fedora Core 4 and following The Perfect Setup - Fedora Core 4 and have a question about the hostname and how it affects ISPConfig.

During Fedora installation setup, the instructions say:

Set the hostname manually, e.g., and enter a gateway (e.g. and up to three DNS servers (e.g. and
Should this be set to ie. 'www' or should this be set to ie. ''?

Originally Posted by Lil'Brudder
Please enter the host name: E.g. www
Please enter the domain: E.g.
But, it also asks to set the domain name...
The host name would be www, the domain name

Originally Posted by Lil'Brudder
Also, after considering this further, does the fedora hostname configuration have to be the same as the ISPConfig hostname configuration?
No, you only have to make sure that the host name/domain combination you enter during the ISPConfig installation exists in DNS and can be pinged, otherwise the installer stops. If you have no DNS entry, then leave the host name empty and enter your IP address as domain.

Originally Posted by Lil'Brudder
Can I set the Fedora hostname to be 'server' and then the ISPConfig hostname to be 'www' and the domain name to be
The Fedora host name should be, not just server. The naming conventions differ a little bit between Fedora and ISPConfig.
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