Ubuntu: How to FAKE a FQDN.

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April 12, 2012 by aubreykloppers

Ok, this is quete easy.  The problem comes where you need to create a FQDN (fully qualified domain name) without having a DNS server.

To do this you need to edit your /etc/hosts file to look like this:

LINE1:  localhost.local  localhost

LINE2: http://www.example.com www

When you do a “hostname -f” you will then get returned “www.example.com”.

This is very important for some software working and apache2 to resolve a FQDN on the host.



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