I'm trying to set up my server (running Ubuntu server 8.04) on my university network so that I can access it from anywhere on campus. Last year I had it plugged into my router and set my router's domain like
network.myschool.edu and hostname to
dlh. This allowed me to access the router using
dlh.network.myschool.edu, and I just used port-forwarding to access the server.
Now I'm just plugging the server in sans router and I'm trying to emulate the same setup. I have Avahi installed and I've tried setting my
/etc/hostname to both
dlh.network.myschool.edu. It doesn't seem to be working though when I try to
ping from another computer.
Honestly though, I don't understand the whole domain/hostname thing very well and I'm not sure how this is done properly.