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Help w/ Host Authentication for Remote Copy

From: Kevin Ying
Subject: Help w/ Host Authentication for Remote Copy
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 04:36:11 -0700 (PDT)

Hello, I've read through the FAQ as well as the tips and tricks directory
at the main CFengine site but cannot find a specific reference to my

I've encountered a problem where if I comment out the IP address entry for
my hostname in /etc/hosts, cfagent is able to process the remote file copy

If I uncomment it again, it complains about host authentication and asks
if I forgot the domain name.

When the error messages are reported, are they reported from the point of
view of the client or the master?

If I executed cfkey before commenting out the host from /etc/hosts, does
it have a bearing on the public key that's been generated?

Does CFengine try to depend upon DNS first, and then files such as

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