Bug 1275505 - cron: hostname abbreviated
cron: hostname abbreviated
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: crontabs (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
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Reported: 2015-10-27 02:41 EDT by wangdepeng5215
Modified: 2017-04-18 17:59 EDT (History)
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Description wangdepeng5215 2015-10-27 02:41:04 EDT
Description of problem:
When cron sends email, it includes the hostname in the subject.  Except,
it abbreviates it to the part before the first ".".  That seems kind of
pointless for me except as a matter of overzealous brevity.  Moreover, I
have systems in different domains with the same first part of the

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Write a cron job and see the Subject you receive.

Actual results:
Cron <root@pusher103> 

Expected results:
Cron <root@afworker003.dev.xxx.com> 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2015-10-27 05:24:11 EDT
Please report the issue through the regular Red Hat support channels so it can be properly investigated and prioritized.

Comment 2 wangdepeng5215 2015-10-27 06:03:52 EDT
Thanks Tomas!
Comment 3 Chris Williams 2017-04-18 17:59:18 EDT
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 shipped it's last minor release, 5.11, on September 14th, 2014. On March 31st, 2017 RHEL 5 exited Production Phase 3 and entered Extended Life Phase. For RHEL releases in the Extended Life Phase, Red Hat  will provide limited ongoing technical support. No bug fixes, security fixes, hardware enablement or root-cause analysis will be available during this phase, and support will be provided on existing installations only.  If the customer purchases the Extended Life-cycle Support (ELS), certain critical-impact security fixes and selected urgent priority bug fixes for the last minor release will be provided.  For more details please consult the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle Page:

This BZ does not appear to meet ELS criteria so is being closed WONTFIX. If this BZ is critical for your environment and you have an Extended Life-cycle Support Add-on entitlement, please open a case in the Red Hat Customer Portal, https://access.redhat.com ,provide a thorough business justification and ask that the BZ be re-opened for consideration of an errata. Please note, only certain critical-impact security fixes and selected urgent priority bug fixes for the last minor release can be considered.

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