It took a while before i got it
In general I think it boils down to the title;
If you have a testing machine (vm) and give it the FQDN
test.nstestdomain.local you have a hard time testing web related stuff if they rely on URL’s in their configuration. You like to be able to set an old fashioned external domain name.
Examples are the quoted thread’s:
- Resolvable DNS record for acme-dns
- clone url for gitea
To give all those apps a domain or vhost db-prop to overcome this does not feel like a nice solution.
Creating (a) server alias(es) gives no relive, at expansion of a configuration template you can not know which to choose: Server_FQDN, first alias, second alias …???..
Are this corner cases? -or-
move on your setup is old fashioned?
Any ideas to handle this uniform and elegant ?