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When configuring rudder-agent, the doc says to fill policy_server.dat with the rudder-server hostname:

echo 'rudder-server' > /var/rudder/cfengine-community/policy_server.dat

Should i use preferably the fully qualified domain name (fqdn), or the short hostname of the rudder server ?

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Rudder agents will use the address you enter here to communicate with the server.

So you have to enter one that the agent can resolve.

The fqdn should work in any case.

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If your DNS configuration is not fully working (can not reverse name), you might need to add the FQDN in yout /etc/hosts file, or even use IP addresses –  Nicolas Charles Jan 3 '13 at 14:59
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