Bug 457048 - RHN Satellite should allow FQDN with two parts
RHN Satellite should allow FQDN with two parts
Product: Spacewalk
Classification: Community
Component: Server (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Suchý
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Blocks: space02
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Reported: 2008-07-29 09:22 EDT by Miroslav Suchý
Modified: 2009-09-17 02:59 EDT (History)
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Description Miroslav Suchý 2008-07-29 09:22:28 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #456413 +++

Description of problem:
Satellite 3.6? - 5.x

When trying to install a RHN Proxy on a system that has a FQDN that is built up
as hostname.root, for example "proxy.com", the Satellite refuses to configure
the new Proxy, and returns "proxy.com does not appear to be a valid hostname",
even though it resolves fine. 

According to the Satellite, the following would be an invalid host name:

$ host redhat.com
redhat.com has address

The Satellite expects a FQDN to have at least three parts, which makes no sense,
since it is perfectly valid to use hostname.root. The Satellite software
should allow FQDN with at least two parts.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
3.6? - 5.x

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a RHN Satellite Server
2. Install a RHN Proxy Server
3. Try to "Configure RHN Proxy Server" from the RHN Satellite webGUI, and press
Actual results:

Invalid RHN Proxy Hostname: proxy.com does not appear to be a valid hostname.
Invalid RHN Parent Server: satellite.com does not appear to be a valid hostname.

Expected results:
The RHN Satellite Server recognises the valid hostnames and configures the RHN
Proxy Server

Additional info:
This also goes for the Satellite installer, where we have to use --skip-fqdn
with perfectly resolveable hosts.

-- Additional comment from pkrul@redhat.com on 2008-07-23 09:00 EST --
Created an attachment (id=312479)
Patch to fix FQDN subroutines in rhn-base 5.x (source from spacewalk-git-20080702)
Comment 1 Miroslav Suchý 2008-07-29 09:33:28 EDT
Commited to git as:
Comment 2 Jesus M. Rodriguez 2008-09-09 13:59:06 EDT
redhat.com and anything greater than 2 works. A hostname of firebird does not.
Comment 3 Miroslav Suchý 2009-09-17 02:59:42 EDT
Spacewalk is released for long time.

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