[CentOS] Changing hostname?

RobertH roberth at abbacomm.net
Mon Sep 15 20:57:32 UTC 2008


> >
> 
> I'm curious - I have a local 192.168.x.x subnet inside my firewall
> that I would like to give a name other than just "localdomain."  Does
> it matter what I use, or are their words/pieces I should avoid?  This
> is strictly for my internal subnet, not visible to the outside world
> at all.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> mhr

Mhr,

If what you are asking is can you setup an internal dns name to IP address
and IP address to name resolution and call it what you want...

yes you can

You can call it whatever you want.

Just do not use names that are "resolvable" in public IP address space or
that would get you in trouble with the law for whatever reason.

I also suggest that you read up on the mechanics of having machines you
control that do both public and private dns

 - rh



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