Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Machine Names

Fully Qualified Machine Name

Machines on our network obtain their fully qualified domain names from a DHCP server. But where does the DHCP server obtain its name? To configure a machine to return a fully qualified domain name (, you need to edit /etc/hosts horn localhost   horn

Order matters. This will ensure that your fqdn can be queried by Python's socket.getfqdn().

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