host name (nodename) change ...

Added by Jason Messmer over 8 years ago

Has anyone experience (on Unix) where the server's hostname (nodename) change to -s? For example, if the server
is called "apples" the name changes to "-s". I noticed this a couple of times in the redmine application after
installing some plugins. I know how to change the nodename from the command line but what I don't understand
is how is rails changing it. Right now, redmine runs as root (which is bad, I know - I will change it to a different
user) and it's the only user that can change the nodename of the server. The problem usually occurs when the code
is not checking for null. Thanks...

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RE: host name (nodename) change ... - Added by Jason Messmer over 8 years ago

Jason Messmer wrote:

Has anyone experience (on Unix) where the server's hostname (nodename) change to -s? For example, if the server
is called "apples" the name changes to "-s". I noticed this a couple of times in the redmine application after
installing some plugins. I know how to change the nodename from the command line but what I don't understand
is how is rails changing it. Right now, redmine runs as root (which is bad, I know - I will change it to a different
user) and it's the only user that can change the nodename of the server. The problem usually occurs when the code
is not checking for nil. Thanks...

RE: host name (nodename) change ... - Added by Jason Messmer over 8 years ago

I found the culprit...it's the exception_handler plugin...I filed the following issue:

https://projects.littlestreamsoftware.com/issues/2619

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