Azure IMDS documentation wrong about IP address

Bug #1849508 reported by Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven on 2019-10-23
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Bug Description

The Azure data source documentation (topics/datasources/azure.rst.txt) has the following:

Azure provides the `instance metadata service (IMDS)
<https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/instance-metadata-service>`_
which is a REST service on ``196.254.196.254`` providing additional
configuration information to the instance.

However, the Azure documentation at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/instance-metadata-service lists the IP address as 169.254.169.254, which makes more sense given how 169.254.169.254 is of the link-local reserved addresses and 196.254.196.254 is the University of the Free State in South Africa.

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Joshua Powers (powersj) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to file the bug! I have a branch up that will fix the incorrect address.

Changed in cloud-init:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High

This bug is fixed with commit c47b46ed to cloud-init on branch master.
To view that commit see the following URL:
https://git.launchpad.net/cloud-init/commit/?id=c47b46ed

Changed in cloud-init:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
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