Trailing dot is not removed from client hostname if HostbasedUsesNameFromPacketOnly is yes

Markus Friedl markus at
Mon Sep 15 18:04:27 EST 2003

On Sun, Sep 14, 2003 at 02:00:25PM -0400, Carson Gaspar wrote:
> --On Saturday, September 13, 2003 5:34 PM +0200 Markus Friedl 
> <markus at> wrote:
> >AFAIK HostbasedUsesNameFromPacketOnly means: use the _exact_
> >value from the packet.  This is why the dot is not
> >removed.  Moreover, HostbasedUsesNameFromPacketOnly is
> >not recommended and experimental.  The client
> >needs to be changed to have truly random names in
> >the hostbased packets.
> WTF? Why would you want random names?!

you might want to use UFQDN as in IKE.

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