[CentOS] Hostname question

Mon Apr 8 18:26:59 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Jason T. Slack-Moehrle wrote:
> CentOS 6.4, clean install.
> Zimbra 8.0.3
> I am behind a PfSense box using a virtual IP. So the IP of the box is
> I entered this in /etc/hosts:
>   localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4
> localhost4.localdomain4
> ::1         localhost localhost.localdomain localhost6
> localhost6.localdomain6
> mail mail.meowbox.me meowbox.me
> but `hostname -f` says:
> $ hostname -f
> hostname: Unknown host
> Do I need to put the public IP for where this record resolves? Since
> PFSense is forwarding traffic from it to the virtual IP?

Quick check: is the hostname showing in /var/log/messages? If not, did you
either reboot the box, or set the hostname manually, or restart the
network? It won't take effect until you do one of those.