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Andy Smith

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I run http://bitfolk.com – on Debian. :)

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For the host name you should use some name that is going to be unique to your network. For the network name either put what your network administrator tells you to put or else invent a network name like "myhome" or "localnet" or something (don't use "local", btw; that's reserved). The values will be used as defaults in various pieces of software, like email programs and so on. Usually you can override those defaults per-application, so it doesn't really matter. You can later change the system-wide default you chose here by editing `/etc/hostname` or `/etc/hosts` (for the domain name)

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For the host name you should use some name that is going to be unique to your network. For the network name either put what your network administrator tells you to put or else invent a network name like "myhome" or "localnet" or something (don't use "local", btw; that's reserved). The values will be used as defaults in various pieces of software, like email programs and so on. Usually you can override those defaults per-application, so it doesn't really matter. You can later change the system-wide default you chose here by editing `/etc/hostname` or `/etc/hosts` (for the domain name)

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