Ticket #622 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

PXE installer should accept a hostname in addition to an IP address

Reported by: geofft Owned by: jdreed
Priority: trivial Milestone: Natty Beta
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description

We know the DNS servers at that point in the install process, I'm pretty sure, so we can just resolve the hostname. This is useful because I'm much more likely to (reliably) know the hostname of the system in question than its IP address, especially in places like W20-575 where the hostname indices are roughly one off from the last IP octet. (Except where it isn't.)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Owner set to jdreed
  • Milestone changed from The Distant Future to Natty Beta

Due to stupidity, there's no resolution in the installer, and we don't get anna at that point. We do, however, have wget, and the current bad idea involves a poor-man's nslookup as a CGI script.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from accepted to committed

Committed in r25207 because bad-ideas are fun as long as they don't involve at(1)

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

This is deployed.

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