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Date:      Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:44:16 +0000
From:      Anton Shterenlikht <as@cmplx.uk>
To:        Manish Jain <jude.obscure@yandex.com>
Cc:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: how to set hostname on a cable line?
Message-ID:  <20180322214416.GB15614@jail0199.vps.exonetric.net>
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On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 08:42:26PM +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
> On 03/22/18 17:43, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> > No matter what I put there,
> > ssh `hostname` will not work, because
> > my randomly chosen hostname will not resolve to my IP!
> 
> Hi Anton,
> 
> I suppose you have already tried something like this, but I just wanted 
> to be sure: can you not 1) put fqdn in rc.conf; and then 2) put the IP 
> for the machine's fqdn in /etc/hosts on the box that needs to ssh ?

That did it, thanks!

Sorry for being so dumb.

I never need to dial into this laptop from outside,
so this is all I need. As somebody else suggested,
I'll probably need to pay for a better service,
which will include some DNS if I need a proper FQDN.

Thanks again

Anton



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