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Date:      Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:42:54 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: how to set hostname on a cable line?
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On Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:40:09 +0000
Anton Shterenlikht wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 05:06:11PM +0100, Michael Ross wrote:
> > Am .03.2018, 13:13 Uhr, schrieb Anton Shterenlikht <as@cmplx.uk>:
> >   
> > > But more likely, I just cannot have a FQDN
> > > on a cable connection.  
> > 
> > My bet would be that you can, as soon as you switch to a
> > "business" account.
> > I did, and having static IPv4 IPv6 and the whole (reverse) DNS
> > stuff working
> > is well worth the extra money.  
> 
> Yes, that would explain it.

Your FreeBSD box has a private IP address, so presumably your wireless
router uses NAT. Even if the service provider provides you with an
A record, it would point to the router, not the FreeBSD box.  



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