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Re: editfiles methodology question

From: Mark Burgess
Subject: Re: editfiles methodology question
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 19:12:49 +0100

I disagree with them.

On Mon, 2005-11-07 at 10:09 -0800, Eli Stair wrote:
> I'm not the expert on this (as I haven't READ the relevant RFC's), but 
> for instance when running Kerberos and Oracle (and probably other auth 
> software as well) the best practice (and it's been stated RFC-compliant 
> method) is to return FQDN for hostname lookups.
> Not doing so will result in improper/non-functional Kerberos with 
> tickets not applying to a host or service (been there).  Oracle can 
> break all authenticated connectivity (been there too).  They even go so 
> far as to recommend defining FQDN in /etc/hosts for all Oracle hosts to 
> bypass any DNS/system-level problems with resolution.
> Very over-simplified example, but a valid one I've had to deal with.
> /eli
> > 
> > This is normal if you have fully qualified names returned by your
> > hostname lookup, which is not something I recommend. 
> > 

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