>My company is changing it's name and I need to be able to have two
>domain names on the box for at least a year.
>Does anyone know if I can do this with Slackware? If so, can you tell
>me what I need to do to update my box to handle this? (I already have
>the new domain name and my provider is ready to flip the switch for
There's very little (if anything) you need to do, although you will
have to select one or the other name for the machine to present itself
to the outside world as - you can't have e-mail (or news) apparently
coming from mybox.domain1.com *and* from mybox.domain2.com.
Are you running your own DNS server? If not just about the only
thing you need to do is put an entry in sendmail.cw for the "other"
name so that your machine will accept mail addressed to either.
The crucial thing is that the domain names aren't "on" your box.
There's a single name by which your machine identifies itself in
DNS which is like the telephone directory - there's nothing stopping
you having as many entries as you like in it, just as you can have
multiple entries for the same phone number in the directory.
(Cc:ed to poster)
John Winters. Wallingford, Oxon, England.
The Linux Emporium - a source for Linux CDs in the UK