New server : hostname question ?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by ledufakademy, Feb 5, 2022.

  1. ledufakademy

    ledufakademy Member HowtoForge Supporter

    i'm just testing this new how to (choosing ubuntu 20.04 lts... perhaps deb11 is better ???) : https://www.howtoforge.com/ispconfig-autoinstall-debian-ubuntu
    i need , at the begining, just panel and mail server features.
    i think a good idea is to have a reverse dns with : mail.mydomain.fr pointing to my ipv4 public ip.
    But i see that you setup your hostname to "server1"
    Do you see any problem in changing this with adding to /etc/hosts :

    127.0.1.1 server1.mydomain.fr server1 mail.mydomain.fr ?
     
  2. Th0m

    Th0m ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I personally prefer Debian.

    You should use the same hostname for the rDNS record as the hostname of your server. So either server1 or mail. Personally I give them unique names which are used for sending out, but they can be reached by others on mx1.example.com / smtp.example.com / imap.example.com.
     
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  3. ledufakademy

    ledufakademy Member HowtoForge Supporter

    thank you thom.
    i will re install with a debian 11, then choose mail.mydomain.fr according to your advice.
     

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