i had to mess with my hosts file in order to get the messenger working inside my lan
originally it looked like this
127.0.0.1 be #“be” is my hostname on my lan[/b]
but in order to get presence and messaging working right in the lan i had to change it to look like this
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost be[/b]
so everything was working fine, and i wanted to get remote clients logged in. so, like every other service i host, i log my remote clients into a URL i registered with a service that links my dynamic ip to it.
they are able to log in, but presence doesnt work, nor do chatrooms, IM etc.
so in the admin console i changed my domain name to bmy.gotdns.com (the url from the dynamic ip to url service), and it still didnt work.
so i figure the next step must be to again edit the hosts file with different combinations of 127.0.0.1 and bmy.gotdns.com, and i still cant seem to get it working.
do i need to change my actual computers name? should i change the localhost.localdomain localhost to something else? im experimenting but i cant seem to figure it out.