Re: problem found while trying to install shorewall
Well, getent hosts gives you the /etc/hosts file, basically. Have you
tried adding a line like <external IP> <hostname> to that, where
<hostname> is what ever is returned by the hostname program?
- Patrick Bogen
As the beowulf group seems to be devoid of posters, I will try and see if
any other groups could help.
I am not sure if the problem described below is firewall related or that I
do not use DHCP. If any one can shed light on the problem concerning no
external_ip database found by getent hosts external_ip, please let me know.
Chris aka kegwasher
I am attempting to install the dcc clustering tools but can not get past
step one, install shorewall.
apt-get install shorewall
A dialog comes up telling me to indicate the external NIC. No problem
accept the default eth0. Then however, debconf gives me a new dialog that
it could not determine the proper value of EXTERNAL_IP from the output of
getent as not database exists and that I should fix the problem.
I assume the setup for shorewall is looking for a previously setup
firewall definition but I am stumped on what it wants.
The really irritating thing is that there is no option to cleanly say oops
and quit. I had to kill the install process, not good.
Sorry for the cross post I would post this to the debian beowulf or
cluster group but beowulf is nothing but spam postings and I found no
cluster group. If there is an active group dedicated to clustering, please
let me know.