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11. Network Configuration

Select Network Configuration from the Installation Summary Menu.
Enter a host name for this computer in the Hostname box. The hostname can be either a fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) in the format hostname.domainname or a short host name in the format hostname. Many networks have a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service that automatically supplies connected systems with a domain name. To allow the DHCP service to assign the domain name to this machine, specify the short host name only.

Valid Host Names

You may give your system any name provided that the full hostname is unique. The hostname may include letters, numbers and hyphens. Various programs provided by the Fedora distribution may prefer or require a FQDN as opposed to a short host name.
Configuring the Host Name
The Network Configuration screen as seen on the Fedora Live DVD. Only the Hostname field is shown, allowing you to set the computer's host name during the installation.
Figure 8. Configuring the Host Name