what "Hostname" for FC2 install?

Chris Aitken aitken-BwLjziHGQLusTnJN9+BGXg at public.gmane.org
Tue Jul 6 01:45:33 UTC 2004

I am installing FC2 (biding my time waiting for SuSE 9.1 Personal in the 
mail). I know the IP address and mask that I am choosing are fine and 
will work with my second PC. However, I don't know what to put for 
"Hostname" so that it will be OK communicating with my second PC.

The FC2 installer gives the example, "host.domain.com". That threw me 
for a loop because I thought that "hostname" is just one word -- say, 
p733, and the fqdn would be something like p733.domain.xxx.   Here is 
the /etc/hosts of my second PC:

# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.       a800    localhost.localdomain   localhost     p733    p733.local

[Did I just give this whole list access to my computer?!]

Based on that hosts file (if it is not too wierd), what would a good 
choice be for what FC2 is calling "Hostname" computer? I wanted what I 
*thought* was called "Hostname" to be "p733". The network configuration 
of the second PC does work because I've moved files across the network 
to it via scp -r.


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