Re: Agghh! hostname in Woody install
On Thu, 2002-12-19 at 20:49, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Something tells me that you replied to me personally instead of
> keeping the discussion on the list. A breach of etiquette. Please
> reply to the list.
My apologies. I wasn't paying attention.
> Bret Comstock Waldow <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2002-12-19 17:53:21 -0500]:
> > On Thu, 2002-12-19 at 13:10, Bob Proulx wrote:
> > > Good for a completely offline update. But if you have a high speed
> > > available then really you only need CD 1 to bootstrap you online.
> > I'm concerned about connecting to the net without a firewall or an
> > intrusion alarm system (e.g. tripwire) working. I'm behind a NAT router
> > on a cable modem - is this enough security with the new install tools?
> Anything that does NAT makes a great firewall. If you are behind a
> NAT router then you are in pretty good shape. It is really a NAT
> router or just a cable modem?
We have a cable modem, and then a Belkin 4 port Router behind it.
> > There is no /etc/hostname file.
> Well, that will certainly do it. But I don't know how the install
> allowed you to get through it without asking you for a hostname. The
> default in the script is "debian" and you have to backspace over it
> and fill it in with something else.
It did ask, I did backspace, and it didn't write anything apparently.
> So what happens when you fill in /etc/hostname with your hostname?