In this video, @LearnLinuxTV explains how hostnames can give servers their own identity. Jay shows how to make it easier to tell servers apart with hostnames, while also providing useful information on domain names and how the two concepts overlap.
1:04 Naming Your Server
3:00 Using the Hostname command
3:43 What is a hostname?
4:34 What about domain names?
8:00 Brief DNS Explanation
10:10 Working with similar server hostnames
13:08 Domain Controllers
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