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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<abstract> 11<abstract>
12You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter 12You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
13you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to 13you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
14proceed. 14proceed.
15</abstract> 15</abstract>
16 16
17<version>7.6</version> 17<version>7.7</version>
18<date>2006-11-27</date> 18<date>2007-03-11</date>
19 19
20<section> 20<section>
21<title>Filesystem Information</title> 21<title>Filesystem Information</title>
22<subsection> 22<subsection>
23<title>What is fstab?</title> 23<title>What is fstab?</title>
245<comment>(Set the HOSTNAME variable to your host name)</comment> 245<comment>(Set the HOSTNAME variable to your host name)</comment>
246HOSTNAME="<i>tux</i>" 246HOSTNAME="<i>tux</i>"
247</pre> 247</pre>
248 248
249<p> 249<p>
250Second we set the domainname in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>: 250Second, <e>if</e> you need a domainname, set it in <path>/etc/conf.d/net</path>.
251You only need a domain if your ISP or network administrator says so, or if you
252have a DNS server but not a DHCP server. You don't need to worry about DNS or
253domainnames if your networking is setup for DHCP.
251</p> 254</p>
252 255
253<pre caption="Setting the domainname"> 256<pre caption="Setting the domainname">
254# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i> 257# <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/net</i>
255 258
256<comment>(Set the dns_domain variable to your domain name)</comment> 259<comment>(Set the dns_domain variable to your domain name)</comment>
257dns_domain_lo="<i>homenetwork</i>" 260dns_domain_lo="<i>homenetwork</i>"
258</pre> 261</pre>
262
263<note>
264If you choose not to set a domainname, you can get rid of the "This is
265hostname.(none)" messages at your login screen by editing
266<path>/etc/issue</path>. Just delete the string <c>.\O</c> from that file.
267</note>
259 268
260<p> 269<p>
261If you have a NIS domain (if you don't know what that is, then you don't have 270If you have a NIS domain (if you don't know what that is, then you don't have
262one), you need to define that one too: 271one), you need to define that one too:
263</p> 272</p>

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