Ticket #420 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 16 years ago

Last modified 16 years ago

Problem with UUIDs and NAT in 0.9.3-pre3

Reported by: [email protected] Owned by: desai
Priority: major Milestone: Bcfg2 0.9.3 Release
Component: bcfg2-server Version:
Keywords: Cc:


When multiple clients, each with a unique UUID, share a fixed NAT address, only one will successfully authenticate. For example, suppose clients.xml contains the following entries:

<Client profile="group1" pingable="N" pingtime="0" name="host1" uuid="uuid1" address=""/>

<Client profile="group1" pingable="N" pingtime="0" name="host2" uuid="uuid2" address=""/>

Client host2 will authenticate; host1 will not. For host1, the server reports

Got request for non-floating UUID uuid1 from

If the Client entry for host1 is changed to replace the 'address' attribute with the attribute location="floating", host1 will then authenticate, but the server reports that it generated the configuration for host2.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by desai

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Milestone set to Bcfg2 0.9.3 Release

There was a bad assumption in that each address would only be included once. I've fixed this in r3007, which will be included in 0.9.3pre4, to be released later today.

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