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While I know DNS recommended for Puppet, is it a mandatory requirement?

Or I can get with using plain IP's for this?

Thanks.

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if your problem is the lack of a proper DNS server, using /etc/hosts should work, you can then use puppet for keeping /etc/hosts in sync :-)

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Good idea, this suggestion can solve the matter indeed :). I guess the only problem would be if the master puppet changes. Still, is it possible to use just plain IP's? –  SyRenity Jan 3 '10 at 9:13
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possibly, but I wouldn't bother trying. hard coding ips everywhere puts you in a world of hurt if they need to be changed. –  Justin Jan 3 '10 at 21:45
    
It is hard to get puppet working in a DNS-less environment, you'll spend a lot of time fighting certificate problems. Avoid it if you possible can. A local DNS server isn't too hard to setup. –  mfarver Jan 5 '10 at 16:44
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Yep, I'm already convinced myself I should stop thinking in "flat IP" (thanks to other great answers on this site), hence I asked to close this question. –  SyRenity Jan 5 '10 at 18:32
    
Best to leave the question open for anyone who comes along in the future with the same problem. You can help them even more by posting your exact rationale in a detailed answer on this question. –  womble Jan 6 '10 at 9:33
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