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Syslog-ng how to get domain names instead of IP address

How can syslog-ng get the domain names instead of IP address that I received? I'm able to get those information but in IP address, I would like to get the DST/HOST to domain names instead of getting ...
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Validity of a FQDN with a hostname consisting entirely of numbers

Is a FQDN valid if the hostname component is entirely numeric? It's not something I've come across before and I'm not sure if something like the following is legal: 001.example.com. I know it's an ...
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Why do I need to set a hostname?

I know there's quite a few questions about host names. But even after reading them, I didn't really understand the concept of host names entirely. So here's my question: I've been following this ...
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Mail Server on CentOS - Can the domain name and hostname be the same?

Don't know how silly this question sounds, but can I make the mail server hostname the same as the domain name? Example: Typical Mailserver setup: hostname: mail.example.com domain name: ...
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How to correctly set up network names on Mountain Lion? [closed]

I am from a Linux background with a fair amount of Windows knowledge too but I find myself in the curious position of having to look after someone's macbook air. I am totally new to OSX. I would ...
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2answers
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How to set the domain name on GNU/Linux?

Similarly to hostname that can be changed in different ways: temporarily using the hostname command permanently using /etc/hostname (or /etc/sysconfig/network or /etc/HOSTNAME, these files are used ...
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Is it OK to have a diferent hostname to fqdn?

I have a server with fqdn git.mydomain.com (this is in DNS) but I don't really want the machine to have git as its hostname. Right now I have the hostname in /etc/hostname set as (for example): ...
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Some questions regarding Hostname

I just bought a new VPS hosting plan and i have a few questions. Hope someone here can clear the doubts for me. 1) Is it necessary to have a real domain for a vps hostname? I suppose i can just ...
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How to change computer name in Win7 in a workgroup to make it like in a domain [closed]

My home computer is currently in my home's workgroup, and I don't have any domain controller in my home network. I would like to have my computer's hostname look like mycomputer.mydomain.com, but ...
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2answers
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Hostname vs domain name when using dynamic DNS?

I've setup a dynamic DNS service with DynDNS, let's call it: foobar.dyndns.net When I setup a Linux server, what should be my hostname and domain name?? For instance, if I setup Slackware Linux, ...
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Why should www.domain and mail.domain be used?

I see the default hostname for mail and web servers being set as mail.domain.tld and www.domain.tld respectively. Why is this? Does it help as you move from a single server to multiple servers? I ...