[SSSD-users] 1.11.5 ddns failure on Ubuntu 14.04 [SOLVED]

John Hodrien J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk
Thu May 22 12:38:03 UTC 2014

On Thu, 22 May 2014, steve wrote:

> /etc/hostname has to contain the fqdn, not the hostname. So now,
> hostname
> is wrong
> but
> hostname -s
> and
> hostname -f
> return correctly.
> More importantly, the ddns updates go fine.
> However, I'm sure that'll break something else somewhere else down the line.
> What is also worrying is that even with a non-updated DNS, we could 
> still log in, reach the file server, get tickets etc.
> This is only on Ubuntu 14.04. openSUSE works fine with the short 
> hostname in /etc/hostname.
> Any comments?

shorthostname in /etc/hosts as the primary is wrong.  fqdn should be first
entry, followed by aliases.

hostname returning fqdn is correct behaviour.


John Hodrien
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