Demystifying Hostnames and Domain Names in Linux, and How Server Naming Benefits You

Were you every confused regarding the differences and use-cases between a hostname and domain name for a device within your network? How does naming your servers benefit you? In this latest episode of the Linux Crash Course series, we’ll explore some foundational concepts around both.

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  1. I was a little confused by this video, and I missed two main points about domain names:

    • How is the domain name set?
    • In which common cases do you actually use the fully qualified domain name?

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