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From: Chris Lieb <chris.lieb@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Logwatch not resolving hostname
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:22:38
Message-Id: 49A5623B.8090904@gmail.com
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I have recently setup logwatch-7.3.2 on a few of my machines along with
sendmail.  For all but one of the machines, I get emails that have the
hostname in the subject line (Logwatch for capitol (Linux)) as well as
on the line that reads 'Logfiles for Host' (Logfiles for Host: capitol).

However, on one machine, the hostname is not resolved correctly.  The
email has the subject line 'Logwatch for 10 (Linux)' and in the body of
the email has 'Logfiles for Host: 10'.  The IP address of this machine
is 10.192.202.xxx, and the hostname is high.

When I do a `hostname -va` on high, I get:
  gethostname()=`high'
  Resolving `high' ...
  Result: h_name=`high.opcdir.intranet'
  Result: h_aliases=`high'
  Result: h_aliases=`localhost'
  Result: h_addr_list=`127.0.0.1'
  high localhost
When I run the same command on congress, which has a working logwatch, I
get:
  gethostname()=`congress'
  Resolving `congress' ...
  Result: h_name=`congress.opcdir.intranet'
  Result: h_aliases=`congress'
  Result: h_aliases=`localhost'
  Result: h_addr_list=`127.0.0.1'
  congress localhost
This seems to me to eliminate the possibility of a misconfigured
hostname on high.

Does anyone have an idea as to what is causing logwatch to not resolve
the hostname correctly?

Thanks,
Chris Lieb
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