Dynamic ip (was: Re: apt: Uses bogus ftp password on ftp:// urls)
On 30-Jun-98 Rob Browning wrote:
> Florian Hinzmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> The problem with my hostname is: I don't have one. ;)
>> I only get dynamic ip numbers when dialing up.
>> IMHO there is a big lack of support for dynamic ip
>> in many programs. I try to figure out how to set
>> up my Linux box with dynamic ip correctly, but there
>> seems to be no official, no right way to do it.
> Same here. If you have a network card installed and "ifconfiged"
> (even if you don't use it for anything), it makes life a little
> easier. I ended up installing bind in a forwarding config (since via
Well. I have a card installed, too, and sometimes even use it. ;)
There is an ethernet cable connecting my room with the room of
my fellow occupant.
I have set up my own nameserver, authoritative for my private
domain lan.local with private net 192.168.1.0/24 and caching for the
rest of the world. The biggest problem that remains is sendmail.
I had some discussion about that with their mail address for
questions (email@example.com), but wasn't able to solve
my problems yet (I didn't spend much time trying the last
The goal I did not manage to archive yet is: I send mail
locally, it gets queued by sendmail and when I dialup
to my ISP it gets sent out _and_ not rejected by some
mailer outside with a very restrictive setup, which
detects some "pumuckl" or "lan.local" things in the header
and sends my mail back. Back to pumuckl.lan.local where it
never arrives. <sigh>
But now I'm really off topic as my subject represents.
> Hmm, I have no domain name according to this, not even on the machines
> I have on campus that have "real" connections.
Most machines I have seen, connected or not, don't have that value set.
> What does "hostname --fqdn" tell you?
Whatever I put in /etc/hosts, right now:
fh@pumuckl:~$ hostname --fqdn
As I said: I am testing different setups and hope I am able
to get this thing running with dynamic ip as smoothly as
boxes with fixed addresses.
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