[hobbit] 4.1.1 client hostname

Brian Lynch brianlynch at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 03:16:39 CEST 2005

I experienced the same problem on my network and added the following lines 
to the hobbitclient.cfg. This change can be propogated to all servers 
without customizing the config file.


On 7/31/05, Henrik Stoerner <henrik at hswn.dk> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2005 at 12:40:26PM +0200, Dirk Kastens wrote:
> > I just installed the new hobbit client on one of our
> > linux machines. It didn't send data to the hobbit
> > server until I changed its hostname to a fully
> > qualified name. The bb client has the option FQDN
> > that must be set to "true" if the server needs
> > a fully qualified name. What about the hobbit
> > client?
> By default, the Hobbit client sends in reports using
> the name provided by "uname -n". If this is not the
> name that is used in the Hobbit servers' bb-hosts file,
> then the Hobbit server will silently discard these data
> as being from an "unknown" host.
> So you have three possibilities:
> 1) Make the client report their status with the same
> hostname that you use in the Hobbit servers' bb-hosts
> file. Do this by adding a
> MACHINEDOTS="my.host.name <http://my.host.name>"
> entry in the clients' client/etc/hobbitclient.cfg file.
> 2) Same as 1), but done on the server side by modifying
> the servers' bb-hosts file
> 3) Tell the server about the other hostname used by the
> client, by adding a "CLIENT:clienthostname" tag to the
> the hosts' entry in the servers' bb-hosts file.
> I recommend 1) since that is the cleanest way of doing it.
> Regards,
> Henrik
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