[DRBD-user] Resource host by name instead of address

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Mon Jun 7 15:00:11 CEST 2010

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On Thu, Jun 03, 2010 at 02:03:50PM +0200, Rainer Klute wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to DRBD, just tried to setup my first sample cluster and
> stumbled over the first problem. I'd like to specify the hosts my
> resources reside on by hostnames rather than by IP addresses. The reason
> is that I want to setup a small cluster over a wide-area network (WAN)
> and the hosts involved have dynamic IP addresses. Unfortunately the
> "address" statement in a "resource" section requires an (IP) address and
> cannot deal with a hostname.
> Is there any chance to get this done with DRBD? Thanks!

And it does not need to, either.
Because for WAN, you should use VPN.
(DRBD replication traffic is plain text.)
Thus you are back at using "private", static, IPs.

: Lars Ellenberg
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