[arch-general] Network configuration
Wolfgang_Mader at brain-frog.de
Thu Feb 4 14:27:27 UTC 2016
I have a router which automatically identifies the devices connected to
it by their host name (its a FritzBox if that matters). However, this
does not work for all my arch-boxes. Thus, I get the feeling, I am
missing something in my network configuration.
Usually, I edit /etc/hostname by putting just the hostname in there.
There is also the tool
hostnamectl set-hostname myhostname
which does the same. The arch wiki says, that the file also may contain
the domain, if any. How do I set a hostname with domain? Is it just
hostnamectl set-hostname myhostname.domain
Then, the arch wiki says, that it is a good idea to add the hostname as
alias for localhost in /etc/hosts. Do you do that?
And last, which piece of information determines the computers name in
the network. Is it the hostname in /etc/hostname, or more likely the
aliases in /etc/hosts? Is there anything more I should configure?
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