> May I get a quick pointer? What is the common practice with regard to
> naming a system -- does one typically use the same DNS name as
> hostname for a given host or does one tend to differ these names
> (and does it ever matter)?
I've seen things go either way. Of course, if you set up
/etc/nsswitch.conf so that the hosts entry looks like this
hosts: dns [notfound=return] files
then you're going to look to DNS 1st anyway.
The biggest reason to give the machine a host name equal to its
DNS name is simple, it will help alleviate confusion.
Hope this helps.
> Maurice Hollingworth
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