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    [SOLVED] What is my domain??

    Hi all,

    Ive been using Ubuntu & Xubuntu for a while but now I'd like to get a comp running on ubuntu server. I'm still reading the guide but there's something i cant figure out about the domain. Say i just wanna have a NFS at home, i read from the guide that i must install the right packages but then i have to type this from the client:

    sudo mount example.hostname.com:/ubuntu /local/ubuntu

    does that mean that i have to pay for a domain? when i installed ubuntu server i left the domain blank, so what do i have to do now? cant i just type the name of the machine \\example or example:/ubuntu ?

    Thanx alot,

    Mike

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    Re: What is my domain??

    I setup my server reading this post:
    The perfect setup

    I also registered with dyndns for a domain name using a dynamic ip address from my provider. Works really well and it's free.

    Once you have your free domain name you can type on a command line:
    Code:
    hostname server.mydomain.com
    This will give your home server the name SERVER with your FQDN of mydomain.com

    Setup your apache server and login to your domain name. Happy webing

    Hope this helps......
    Last edited by cdtech; April 29th, 2008 at 10:52 PM. Reason: applied link:

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    Re: What is my domain??

    Quote Originally Posted by cdtech View Post
    I setup my server reading this post:
    The perfect setup

    I also registered with dyndns for a domain name using a dynamic ip address from my provider. Works really well and it's free.

    Once you have your free domain name you can type on a command line:
    Code:
    hostname server.mydomain.com
    This will give your home server the name SERVER with your FQDN of mydomain.com

    Setup your apache server and login to your domain name. Happy webing

    Hope this helps......
    Thanx alot, exactly what i was looking for!

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    Re: What is my domain??

    Quote Originally Posted by weryl View Post
    I'm still reading the guide but there's something i cant figure out about the domain. Say i just wanna have a NFS at home, i read from the guide that i must install the right packages but then i have to type this from the client:

    sudo mount example.hostname.com:/ubuntu /local/ubuntu

    does that mean that i have to pay for a domain?
    If that's just for home use (opening up NFS towards the Internet would be crazy anyway ..) you can make something up. Or you could just use the one of your provider (e.g. whatever it says in your e-mail address after the "@" ...). And if your router is working properly the mount command will probably also work without a domain. Or you could use IP addresses too. Or you could add the IP addresses of your hosts into the /etc/hosts file ....

    But you definitely don't have to pay for a domain and don't need to setup your own DNS server if all you want is to mount a NFS share.
    Last edited by scorp123; April 29th, 2008 at 11:02 PM.

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    Re: What is my domain??

    Quote Originally Posted by cdtech View Post
    I setup my server reading this post:
    The perfect setup

    I also registered with dyndns for a domain name using a dynamic ip address from my provider. Works really well and it's free.

    Once you have your free domain name you can type on a command line:
    Code:
    hostname server.mydomain.com
    This will give your home server the name SERVER with your FQDN of mydomain.com
    Did you read his posting? He's just trying to mount a NFS share. Your guide is total overkill here IMHO.

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    Re: What is my domain??

    Hum thanx scorp123, i think your answer's perfect for what i described. I'll look into what cdtech said too though since it seems to be free.

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    Re: What is my domain??

    When I install the server I just give it a name, e.g. fred.

    if this is only for home use, then only thing that seems to demands a fqdn is postfix, which I only set it up for local use, so I just made one up.

    I just mount nfs shares from my other linux boxes using the IP address, I am not sure if this is the recommended way to do it but I just created a dir /net on each pc then a subdir with the share name and add it to fstab like

    192.168.1.1:/home/backups /net/backups nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr,noatime 0 0

    works for me

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