You can identify a SmartMachine in one of four ways.
This is the name of the machine. The Domain Name Service (DNS) maps this name to an IP address. See Setting the Host Name on a SmartMachine to learn how to set your host name. You can run this command from the shell prompt to determine the host name for your SmartMachine.
An IP address is the unique address of your machine on a network. Every SmartMachine has two IP addresses:
- A public (external) address that identifies your machine on the Internet.
- A private (internal) address that identifies your machine within the local network of SmartMachines.
You can run this command from the shell prompt to determine the IP address for your SmartMachine.
Your SmartMachine is a virtual machine that resides inside a physical server. The zone name is the name of the virtual server within the physical server.
You can run this command from the shell prompt to determine the name of the zone in which your SmartMachine resides.
DNS maps a host name to an IP address. A reverse pointer record maps an IP address to a host name. In most cases, a reverse pointer record is not necessary. If you plan to set up a mail server, you will probably need one.
|You need to submit a support ticket to get your reverse PTR record set to your domain name. This is only really needed if you are going to be using your SmartMachine to send emails. If you think you need a reverse pointer record, submit a support ticket including your zone name and your public IP address.|