Global Configuration Screen
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The Network > Global Configuration screen has all the general TrueNAS networking settings that are not specific to any interface.
Making changes to the network interface the web interface uses can result in losing connection to TrueNAS! Fixing any misconfigured network settings might require command line knowledge or physical access to the TrueNAS system.
Options are organized into several categories.
Many of these fields have default values you can change to meet requirements of the local network. The Hostname and Domain field values display on the Dashboard > System Information card. Some options only display when the appropriate hardware is present.
|Hostname||Enter the system host name. If an Enterprise system with two controllers, this is the first TrueNAS controller host name. Upper and lower case alphanumeric, (.) and (-) characters are allowed.|
|Hostname (TrueNAS Controller 2)||Enter the host name of second TrueNAS controller (for HA only). Upper and lower case alphanumeric, (.) and (-) characters are allowed.|
|Hostname (Virtual)||Ener the virtual host name. When using a virtualhost, this is also used as the Kerberos principal name. Enter the fully qualified host name plus the domain name. Upper and lower case alphanumeric, (.) and (-) characters are allowed.|
|Domain||Enter the system domain name.|
|Additional Domains||Enter additional domains to search. Separate entries by pressing Enter. Adding search domains can cause slow DNS lookups|
|NetBIOS-NS||Select to advertise the SMB service NetBIOS name. Legacy NetBIOS name server. Can be required for legacy SMB1 clients to discover the server. When advertised, the server appears in Network Neighborhood.|
|mDNS||Select to use the system host name (in Hostname) to advertise enabled and runnint services. Multicast DNS. For example, this controls if the server appears under Network on MacOS clients.|
|WS-Discovery||Select to use the SMB Service NetBIOS Name to advertise the server to WS-Discovery clients. This causes the computer to appear in the Network Neighborhood of modern Windows OSes.|
|Nameserver 1||Enter the primary DNS server IP address.|
|Nameserver 2||Enter the secondary DNS server IP address.|
|Nameserver 3||Enter the tertiary DNS server IP address.|
|IPv4 Default Gateway||Enter the IP address to use instead of the default gateway provided by DHCP for IPv4 service. Typically not set.|
|IPv6 Default Gateway||Enter the IP address to use instead of the default gateway provided by DHCP for IPv6 service. Typically not set.|
|HTTP Proxy||Enter the proxy information for the network in the format http://my.proxy.server:3128 or http://user:firstname.lastname@example.org:3128.|
|Enable Netwait Feature||Select to prevents network services from starting until the interface can ping the addresses listed in the Netwait IP list.|
|Netwait IP List||Select only appears when Enable Netwait Feature is set. Enter a list of IP addresses to ping. Separate entries by pressing Enter. Each address is tried until one is successful or the list is exhausted. Leave empty to use the default gateway.|
|Host Name Database||Enter the database host name. Used to add one entry per line which is appended to |