Bug 607182 - installer has erroneous fqdn check
installer has erroneous fqdn check
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Installer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Milan Zázrivec
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Reported: 2010-06-23 09:14 EDT by Dennis Gilmore
Modified: 2015-05-29 16:11 EDT (History)
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Description Dennis Gilmore 2010-06-23 09:14:23 EDT
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running install.pl I encountered 
satellite.test doesn't have 3 fields (111.222.333). Can't be FQDN.
Use --skip-fqdn-test to bypass this error.

this check is completely erroneous and really gains nothing.

internally i could use say .corp  and i want my satellite box to be satellite.corp.  then if i were in the uk and wanted to use my public domain   of foo.co.uk and call my box satellite.foo.co.uk  the check wont make sure that i don't accidently call it foo.co.uk since it is valid according to the bogus assumptions made in the install.pl script.  I think that the check should just be removed as there is no way to reliably determine if the fqdn is really valid or not as that will vary widely depending on the environment.

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