Openldap, postfix etc...
Hi, (I posted this previously into the SUSE forum before seeing this forum. I apologize for the repost)
This is more of a general question (Distribution non-specific) but one that I am interested in finding out for learning purposes and wanted to clear it up before starting. I want to try out different services including Ldap and mail and I wanted to know if I must have a registered domain in order to have these services work on a local (home) network. I prefer to not have to pay to register if I dont have to when learning the basics of setting up these services.
You don't have to have a fully qualifed domain name for a home network but you will have to fill out your /etc/hosts file and input the ip and names of your machines in there so you don't have to run the Ip address for your services.
It is easier if you do have a fully qualified domain name and a static IP address so you can test in real person, but you don't have too. Remember though if you are testing mail and you don't have a fully qualifed domain name you won't be able to send and receive over the internet.