Re: problem found while trying to install shorewall
I did not try putting it in the hosts file, I always thought that should
<eth0_IP> <hostname.domainname> <hostname>
If I add a line, how do I mark one which interface is to be the external?
one would be of like 192.168.1.x and the other 192.168.2.x.
I am trying to use the online version of the NAG but find it sometimes
glosses over a point where I could use some assistance.
Patrick Bogen wrote:
> 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
> kegwasher wrote:
>> 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
>> 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
>> Chris aka kegwasher
>> kegwasher wrote:
>>>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
>>>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
>>>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.