Domain name support

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Thu Aug 18 19:20:10 PDT 2005

Having found that the SSH server problem I was having has been solved, 
I'd like to address the root issue.  I ended up turning off DNS to get 
sshd to work, but that's not really what I want.  So the question is, 
what do I have to do to have my domain name extracted on my machine?

When I log in at the linux console, I have /etc/issue set up to echo the 
domain name, and it comes back as (none).  But in /etc/hosts, I have my 
ip address aliased to my domain name (which is qualified at 
  How do I set up the system so that it recognizes my domain name?  Do I 
have to run a DNS server (BIND)?  On my host, FC3, the domain name is 
recognized, but I don't know what services are run to extract it.

Anyway, any pointers on DNS would be appreciated.  This is an area that 
I know very little about.


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