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[LDM #KQT-994930]: hostname in ldmadmin-pl.conf



Niles,

> In the ldmadmin-pl.conf there is an entry that sets
> the hostname - either hard coded :
> 
> $hostname = "myHost.rap.ucar.edu";
> 
> or parsing the output of an OS command :
> 
> chop($hostname = `uname -n`);
> 
> 
> my question is twofold - first, does the host name
> have to be fully qualified, ie. does it need to be
> 
> myHost.rap.ucar.edu
> 
> instead of just
> 
> myHost

The hostname should be full-qualified in order to fulfil its
purpose.

> and secondly, what is this $hostname variable used for?

It is used to to set the "origin" member of the metadata for
all data-products created on or being relayed by the LDM on
the host.

It is also used by the "rtstats" utility in reporting LDM
behavior.

Regards,
Steve Emmerson

Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: KQT-994930
Department: Support LDM
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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