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

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at redhat.com
Thu May 22 13:44:16 UTC 2014

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On 05/22/2014 09:28 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 22/05/14 14:06, Stephen Gallagher wrote: On 05/22/2014 08:55 AM,
> Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>> On 22/05/14 13:50, John Hodrien wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, 22 May 2014, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>>>> Not on Ubuntu it isn't ;-)
>>>>> I'd argue that Ubuntu just has incorrect behaviour then.
>>>>> If you look at man hosts on an ubuntu machine (13.10),
>>>>> you'll see how they describe it, and the example they
>>>>> provide.  The format described is:
>>>>> IP_address canonical_hostname [aliases...]
>>>>> The example is:
>>>>>     localhost  foo.mydomain.org
>>>>> foo  bar.mydomain.org    bar
>>>>> That's the correct format, whether or not Ubuntu applies
>>>>> it.
>>>> Thats all very well for a machine with a fixed ip but what
>>>> about DHCP ?
> Well, once they adopt systemd, they'll get to start using hosts:
> files dns myhostname
>> OK, 'files dns' I understand but 'myhostname' ? I think that
>> means that DHCP will store the machines identity in a file
>> somewhere, is this correct and if so where ?

myhostname is a name-service module that just asks systemd to tell it
what IP addresses the system has and what the system's hostname is
supposed to be. Then it "magically" returns all the correct and
up-to-the-minute information.
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