[CentOS] Changing hostname?

bruce bedouglas at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 15 21:06:13 UTC 2008


umm....

>>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.

just what law would that be. me thinks you're making this one up!!!!

you can call an internal machine whatever you want!! however, if you ever
have a dns try to resolve the internal machine, as well as external
machines.. you're going to have major issues... and if you ever try to have
your dns be authoratative to the "name" that's already used by an external
machine.... then yeah.. you're asking to be blasted!!!!

peace


-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org]On
Behalf Of RobertH
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 1:58 PM
To: 'CentOS mailing list'
Subject: RE: [CentOS] Changing hostname?


> >
>
> 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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