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RE: reverse name lookup failed



Hmmm... I'm using nfsd from Red Hat 7.0 and I do *not* have the client IP
address in the hosts file or resolved via DNS.  However, I am using a Red
Hat 6.1 bootnet floppy to kickstart Red Hat 6.1...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Nugent [mailto:tony growzone com au]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 9:13 PM
> To: 'kickstart-list redhat com'
> Subject: Re: reverse name lookup failed 
> 
> 
> On Tue Nov 21 2000 at 08:03, "Cagle, John" wrote:
> 
> > I've got kickstart working *without* a DNS server, so I 
> don't think that DNS
> > is required.
> 
> DNS _is_ required (although not necessarily a dns server).
> 
> The nfs (mountd) server needs to know the name of the requesting
> client (ie, resolve the IP address to a name) which is requesting
> the nfs mount, even if that name is supplied using the server's
> /etc/hosts file and not via the /etc/resolv.conf nameservers.
> 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: liefting nl ibm com [mailto:liefting nl ibm com]
> > >
> > > Yes. In order for a networked kickstart to work you need to
> > > have a DHCP
> > > server, a DNS server and an NFS server. All three set up 
> correctly.
> > >
> > > I don't know if it has been changed already, but it used to
> > > be that even if
> > > you specified bootproto static, it would still use DHCP 
> for IP address
> > > lookup while installing, but would configure the static IP
> > > addresses in
> > > /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 in order to boot
> > > with static IP
> > > addresses.
> > >
> > > - Wouter.
> 
> Cheers
> Tony
> 
> 
> 
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