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    Default Hostname and domain - home user

    In CONFIG --> NETWORK --> Hostname there is option to enter hostname and domain as below. As a home user, how should I set this up OR do I need to set it up? Thanks.

    Hostname: This is the name given to the untangle server, such as "untangle", "myuntangle", "firewall", etc.

    Domain: This is the domain name of the untangle server. If your company uses "mycompany.com" you will likely want to use "mycompany.com"

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    It really doesn't matter for a home network.

    If you're curious that sets the domain name suffix that's passed to all clients on the network via DHCP. Which aides with internal name resolution, something that you really don't need at home, broadcasts will take care of it.

    Just make sure the domain you put in there isn't on the internet anywhere. If you want something safe, use homenet.local.
    Last edited by sky-knight; 12-02-2017 at 10:21 AM.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
    NexgenAppliances.com
    Phone: 866-794-8879 x201
    Email: support@nexgenappliances.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    It really doesn't matter for a home network.

    If you're curious that sets the domain name suffix that's passed to all clients on the network via DHCP. Which aides with internal name resolution, something that you really don't need at home, broadcasts will take care of it.

    Just make sure the domain you put in there isn't on the internet anywhere. If you want something safe, use homenet.local.

    Thank you. Appreciate the help.

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