OK that part works now. I was confused by the "static" part, I thought I was supposed to use my actual static IP address, but when I did I lost all connection to the server.
But now this is working and I'm on to the next problem:
I opened up the /etc/hosts file and edited it as you directed. This is what it looks like now:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.2.2 wctaserver.schafernetwork.com wctaserver
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
But when I run hostname
I get wctaserver
and when I run hostname -f
I get wctaserver.schafernetwork.com
According to your instructions I should be getting wctaserver.schafernetwork.com
This brings up another question. I do not have a domain name yet for this server. (I intend to register one once I get this all figured out) Does this cause a problem? I have simply been using my IP address to connect to it.
I really appreciate you taking all this time to help me, I can see that you are in high demand around here.
I hope that I am not making a nuisance of myself, and if I am I apologize!
Anyway, thanks again!