domain name / host name

Christoph Harder shadowomf at
Fri May 29 11:11:21 PDT 2015


okay, so the hostname and domain can be used on the local network or over the internet if set up in the hosts file.

However, the periodic scripts you where writing about are something custom, not enabled by default, correct?
Or is it something Dragonfly BSD ships? If so, I guess there must be some place to configure to which adress and server the messages are sent, right?

Best regards,

Am 29.05.2015 um 19:47 schrieb Pierre Abbat:
> On Friday, May 29, 2015 19:20:16 Christoph Harder wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I've got another newbie question.
>> In the setup one may provide a hostname and domain for the computer.
>> How and where is this information exactly used?
> The periodic scripts send email; the hostname is put in the subject line so
> that you know which computer they run on.
>> Hostname is pretty self-explaining, though I'm not sure, can it be used to
>> access it like in a local windows network e.g. \\mycomputer\shareddisk\
>> e.g. after setting up an NFS share?
>> And domain, is a real domain name required/recommend? One that is resolvable
>> through DNS? And what happens if there are multiple domains hosted on a
>> single server'? Or is this more like a Windows Workgroup?
> My box is accessible from the outside only on IPv6, and you have to be one of
> my computers to know the address, since it changes every few days. Its
> hostname is "zyxomma.ixazon.lan". (Zyxomma is the last word in dragonflies.)
> This is, of course, not resolvable through DNS. I hacked something up so that
> all my computers have the IP address in /etc/hosts .

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