Hostname

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by 40esp, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. 40esp

    40esp New Member

    I have come across a road bump that deals with hostnames.

    Im trying to follow along with the guide on how to set up a fedora 7 server.


    it calls for hostname: server1.example.com


    well I just dont get it.

    I have a registered domain with 1and1: jaikobcreate.com
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    what I dont understand is do I have to create a subdomain? is that the wrong domain i should be using? should I be using my isps domain(example: 00-00-00-00-something.something.net)?

    what should I do.


    ps. Im behind a router. so my private ip is 192.168.0.102 and my main 71.13.89.34


    thanks to anyone that can help me.

    im following this guide: http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_server_fedora7
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2007
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    If you want to use something like server1.jaikobcreate.com as your hostname, you must create a DNS record on ns57.1and1.com and ns58.1and1.com for it - these are the authoritative nameservers for your domain (I guess 1&1 has a web interface where you can set up the DNS records).
    But if your server has a dynamic IP address, that is a problem. In that case I'd suggest that you use a dyndns.org domain for the hostname and let your router update the DNS record of the dyndns.org domain whenever the IP address changes.
     

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