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[leafnode-list] Re: fqdn problem

Am 20.07.2010, 16:18 Uhr, schrieb Eric S. Johansson:

>   On 7/18/2010 8:37 PM, Matthias Andree wrote:
>> Am 17.07.2010, 09:06 Uhr, schrieb Eric S. Johansson:
>>> Jul 17 02:40:51 redhat-1 xinetd[25746]: START: nntp pid=25768  
>>> from=
>>> Jul 17 02:40:51 redhat-1 leafnode[25768]:  Leafnode must have a  
>>> fully-qualified domain name, not just "localhost.localdomain". Edit  
>>> your /etc/hosts file to add a fully qualified domain name.

[...hope I haven't broken line wrapping now, had to manually undo what my  
mailer broke... Opera sucks, except for the killer feature "automatic  
mailing list filtering". If someone knows a Thunderbird plugin that does  
the same, drop me a line please.]

>> Which leafnode version are you using?  This is the first report in a  
>> long time.

> leafnode-2.0.0.alpha20090908a.luascript.tar.bz2  if memory serves, this  
> was the latest I found on the site.


>> I *guess* that turning on the virtual ethernet interface also changed  
>> the
>> hostname (check with the hostname command) and/or how the actual  
>> hostname
>> resolves.  What is the virtual ethernet interface related to? Some  
>> virtual
>> computer (VMware/VirtualBox/Bochs/...) or plain networking stuff?
> that was it. When I created a virtual interface using the Red Hat network
> configuration tool, it overrode the host name system was created with.  
> Special,
> so very special. Sorry for the alarm. I would suggest changing the  
> warning
> message to say something like "hostname reported as %s, it should be a  
> fully
> qualified domain name and not localhost.localdomain. The hints to edit a  
> hosts
> file completely threw me off.

Hm... I see in your log that the hostname /is/ reported.  Might you have  
missed that, or are you actually proposing a change in wording?

> thanks for putting me back on the right track.

You're welcome.

Matthias Andree
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