/etc/hosts on a Kerberos client

James McBride mcbridejt at us.ibm.com
Tue Sep 9 18:27:58 EDT 2003

Dear Kerberos Support Analyst:

Oracle Support is reporting that MIT Kerberos requires that the FQDN of a
Kerberos client must be in the /etc/hosts file.  They provided the URL
below as a reference:

We feel that Kerberos can use DNS and the operating system to determine the
FQDN of a machine.

Please provide your perspective on this.

Thanks In Advance,

Jim McBride
Oracle Deployment and Support
IBM Corporation
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