Summary/Minutes from today's FESCo Meeting (2013-09-11)

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Wed Sep 11 22:59:06 UTC 2013

On Wed, 11.09.13 21:17, Marcela Mašláňová (mmaslano at wrote:

> * #1161 fqdn should be clearly display at login and command prompt
>   (mmaslano, 18:11:07)
>   * AGREED: fqdn should be clearly display on login prompt, but not on
>     commandline prompt (+7,-0,0)  (mmaslano, 18:17:19)

What weird "decision" is this? What precisely has been decided here? 

That /sbin/login should do a reverse name lookup on the hostname to turn
it into an fqdn? That be really broken, if DNS hangs... You couldn't log
in then anymore.

Or that /etc/hostname now has to contain an FQDN always? That be bogus
too, it doesn't work for anything but single-homed servers...

And where is this all supposed to be implemented?

And why is this discussed at FESCO right at the beginning?

The IRC discussion is not very enlightening, it really appears as if the
folks pushing and discussing this have no idea what this actually takes
to implement....


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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