[App_rpt-users] Hostname/fqdn

David Osborn david.osborn at manx.net
Mon Sep 13 13:14:36 EDT 2010


To SSH to your machine from the outside world - i.e. to access it from
another location, such as the office - you will need to know the public IP
address of your internet connection and, additionally, you will need to have
the port that is set-up for SSH (222 by default) forwarded to your Linux
box.

If your internet connection is assigned a dynamic IP address (and many are),
then this will change each time you re-connect to the net. In this case, I
recommend signing-up to one of the free Dynamic DNS services out there, then
you will have a name (e.g. AllStarNode at dyndns.org) that you can use. There
are also Dynamic Dns update clients (e.g. ddclient), that you install on
your PC which will keep the dynamic DNS server updated with your address.
Alternatively, many ADSL routers support automatic Dynamic DNS updates.

It sounds like a lot, but it's pretty straightforward.

To discover your present public IP address, type "curl whatismyip.org" at
the console prompt.

Bottom line is that the one thing that you don't actually need to access
your Linux machine from the outside world is its own hostname :-)

I hope that helps a little.

David Osborn
GD4HOZ


Message: 1
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 07:06:27 EDT
From: Tremors834 at aol.com
Subject: [App_rpt-users] Hostname/fqdn
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I am having trouble finding the Hostname/fqdn of my server. It's needed so  
I may remote/SSH using Putty. 
If I type Hostname at the command prompt I get the correct 1 word  
"hostname" but this it isn't enough I'm sure to remote SSH.
app_rpt was installed using the ACID iso. What would I need to do?
Thanks,
Gene
KC2WDZ
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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 06:16:58 -0500
From: Chuck Kraly <ckraly at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] Hostname/fqdn
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Here is a link on how to change it....

http://www.techiecorner.com/99/how-to-change-hostname-in-linux/
Chuck K0XM

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 6:06 AM, <Tremors834 at aol.com> wrote:

>  I am having trouble finding the Hostname/fqdn of my server. It's needed
> so I may remote/SSH using Putty.
> If I type Hostname at the command prompt I get the correct 1 word
> "hostname" but this it isn't enough I'm sure to remote SSH.
> app_rpt was installed using the ACID iso. What would I need to do?
> Thanks,
> Gene
> KC2WDZ
>
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