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Re: [HTCondor-users] $(FULL_HOSTNAME)
- Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:41:03 -0600
- From: Todd L Miller <tlmiller@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [HTCondor-users] $(FULL_HOSTNAME)
How does HTCondor determine $(FULL_HOSTNAME)?
It's a variant of the usual routine where you do a reverse lookup
of the IP address found by doing a forward resolution of the system
hostname. (See below for more details.)
Is there a difference in how it is determined between EL6 and EL7?
Not in HTCondor. However, a number of distribution's default
network setup is more or less deliberately broken (from HTCondor's POV):
for example, the hostname is included in /etc/hosts as a name for
127.0.0.1 (and ::1, in some cases). While that makes sure that the
hostname will always resolve (potentially useful in situations where the
host isn't in DNS), it also means that HTCondor will assume (in the
best case) that the externally-visible IP address is 127.0.0.1. (In other
cases, IIRC, the reverse lookup is not symmetric with the forward lookup
and fails, leaving HTCondor with no hostname to use at all.)
The contents of the default /etc/hostname (and the settings of
/etc/resolv.conf) may have changed from EL6 to EL7; I haven't
Assuming you have neither NETWORK_HOSTNAME nor NO_DNS set,
HTCondor does the following (if I'm reading the code right):
calls getaddrinfo() on the result
iterates over the results, looking for ai_canonname to be set
if it finds the canonical name, and it contains a '.', set FULL_HOSTNAME
to the canonical name; if it does not contain a '.', set
FULL_HOSTNAME to the caonical name followed by a '.' followed by
the value of DEFAULT_DOMAIN_NAME.
Note that if getaddrinfo() fails to find a canonical name,
FULL_HOSTNAME will not be set to anything.