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Re: Help w/ Host Authentication for Remote Copy

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Help w/ Host Authentication for Remote Copy
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 13:55:44 +0200 (MET DST)

Cfengine is not able to see the difference between /etc/hosts and DNS,
since the operating system places an abstraction "gethostsbyname" in between.
The order of lookup is determined by some ordering policy, typically
in a file such as /etc/nsswitch.conf or /etc/hostconf or something


On 28 Jun, Kevin Ying wrote:
> 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
> problem.
> 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
> OK.
> 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
> /etc/hosts?

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