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Old 17-01-2007
Terry On Windigo
 
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fully qualified domain

I had someone helping me setup my server and now he has left. I am getting
mail back from companies because they say I don't have a fully qualified
domain name. I now know what it is, but I have also configured all of my
iss sites. This was a major undertaking getting 9 sites up and running,
with sql, mail, forums, etc. Now I need to rename my server to meet this
latest demand. What will happen to all of my settings? Will I have to
change all of my DNS settings too? I see a wizzard that says it will
configure a FQDN, and when I check my DNS event viewer, it has been
suggesting that I take care of this so the time is right, but I want to know
will this screw up all of my settings?

Thanks,

Terry



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Old 17-01-2007
PeterD
 
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Re: fully qualified domain

On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:38:03 -0500, "Terry On Windigo"
<terry@windigo.com> wrote:

>I had someone helping me setup my server and now he has left. I am getting
>mail back from companies because they say I don't have a fully qualified
>domain name.


Exactly where do they feel your domain name is not fully qualified? It
sounds like an SMTP configuration problem, and is easily set in the
SMTP properties page if this is the case.

> I now know what it is, but I have also configured all of my
>iss sites. This was a major undertaking getting 9 sites up and running,
>with sql, mail, forums, etc. Now I need to rename my server to meet this
>latest demand.


WHo says you need to rename your server?

> What will happen to all of my settings? Will I have to
>change all of my DNS settings too? I see a wizzard that says it will
>configure a FQDN, and when I check my DNS event viewer, it has been
>suggesting that I take care of this so the time is right, but I want to know
>will this screw up all of my settings?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Terry
>

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Old 17-01-2007
Terry On Windigo
 
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Re: fully qualified domain

These are the messages that get returned. How would I correct this? Also,
I am running MailSite mail software.

Janet@anthem.com
>> Delivery failed
>> 504 5.5.2 <internet06>: Helo command rejected: need fully-qualified
>> hostname
>>
>> Kelli@anthem.com
>> Delivery failed
>> 504 5.5.2 <internet06>: Helo command rejected: need fully-qualified
>> hostname


"PeterD" <peter2@hipson.net> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:38:03 -0500, "Terry On Windigo"
> <terry@windigo.com> wrote:
>
> Exactly where do they feel your domain name is not fully qualified? It
> sounds like an SMTP configuration problem, and is easily set in the
> SMTP properties page if this is the case.
>
>
> WHo says you need to rename your server?



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Old 17-01-2007
Daniel Crichton
 
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Re: fully qualified domain

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Terry wrote on Wed, 17 Jan 2007 08:20:13 -0500:

> These are the messages that get returned. How would I correct this? Also,
> I am running MailSite mail software.
>
> Janet@anthem.com
>>> Delivery failed
>>> 504 5.5.2 <internet06>: Helo command rejected: need fully-qualified
>>> hostname
>>>
>>> Kelli@anthem.com
>>> Delivery failed
>>> 504 5.5.2 <internet06>: Helo command rejected: need fully-qualified
>>> hostname



Your SMTP server is starting the conversation with "HELO servername", and
that server name is not a FQDN. It will depend on what SMTP software you are
using as to whether this needs the FQDN setting in the computer properties,
or if you can configure it just for the SMTP service.

I'm guessing you have no Primary DNS suffix in the computer name settings,
adding this shouldn't cause a problem with anything else you are doing.
Right click on My Computer, choose Properties, click on the Computer Name
tab, click the Change button, click the More button, and enter your domain
name. This is appended to the computer name to create the FQDN for the
machine (eg. if the coumpter name is "server1" and the DNS suffix is
"mydomain.com", the FQDN will be "server1.mydomain.com"). This setting will
not affect IIS web sites as it uses the Host Headers for site FQDNs, and for
those without Host Headers uses just the IP address to determine which pages
to serve.

Dan


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Old 18-01-2007
Terry On Windigo
 
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Re: fully qualified domain

Thanks,
That's what I needed to hear. I knew I could change the name but didn't
know what consequences that might cause.

Terry

"Daniel Crichton" <msnews@worldofspack.com> wrote in message
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> (response under text rather than top posting)
>
> Terry wrote on Wed, 17 Jan 2007 08:20:13 -0500:
>
>> These are the messages that get returned. How would I correct this?
>> Also, I am running MailSite mail software.
>>
>> Janet@anthem.com
>>>> Delivery failed
>>>> 504 5.5.2 <internet06>: Helo command rejected: need fully-qualified
>>>> hostname
>>>>
>>>> Kelli@anthem.com
>>>> Delivery failed
>>>> 504 5.5.2 <internet06>: Helo command rejected: need fully-qualified
>>>> hostname

>
>
> Your SMTP server is starting the conversation with "HELO servername", and
> that server name is not a FQDN. It will depend on what SMTP software you
> are using as to whether this needs the FQDN setting in the computer
> properties, or if you can configure it just for the SMTP service.
>
> I'm guessing you have no Primary DNS suffix in the computer name settings,
> adding this shouldn't cause a problem with anything else you are doing.
> Right click on My Computer, choose Properties, click on the Computer Name
> tab, click the Change button, click the More button, and enter your domain
> name. This is appended to the computer name to create the FQDN for the
> machine (eg. if the coumpter name is "server1" and the DNS suffix is
> "mydomain.com", the FQDN will be "server1.mydomain.com"). This setting
> will not affect IIS web sites as it uses the Host Headers for site FQDNs,
> and for those without Host Headers uses just the IP address to determine
> which pages to serve.
>
> Dan
>



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