[torqueusers] PBS_Server: pbsd_main, hostname issues

Josh Lauricha laurichj at bioinfo.ucr.edu
Thu Jun 30 13:10:36 MDT 2005


On Thu 06/30/05 12:30, Dave Jackson wrote:
> Josh,
> 
>   TORQUE does not just look at /etc/hosts.  Internally, it is using the
> calls gethostbyname() and gethostbyaddr().  To start up, TORQUE requires
> both forward and reverse name lookup.  Usually, what happens is that
> sites have forward name lookup (host to ipaddr) set up via DNS but do
> not have reverse name lookup (ipaddr to host).  When /etc/hosts is
> setup, both forward and reverse name lookup are handled by default.

That makes sense. I use PowerDNS which reads from LDAP. And the way it
was setup doesn't automagically take care of reverse lookups. Now it
does.

>   We will enhance the messages TORQUE returns on failure to make problem
> isolation easier.

;)

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