Having random hostnames can result in offensive hostnames

Bug #1072086 reported by Chris Wayne on 2012-10-27
This bug affects 1 person
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Matt Fischer

Bug Description

Our system of using random hostnames (from /usr/share/dict/words) can result in rather offensive hostnames. The ultimate fix for this would likely be getting oem-config into the image so the user can create their own hostname

Chris Wayne (cwayne18) on 2012-10-27
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Matt Fischer (mfisch) on 2012-10-28
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Matt Fischer (mfisch) on 2012-11-01
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
importance: Undecided → High
Jani Monoses (jani) wrote :

This is only an issue if we plan on having another 12.10 spin. The 13.04 images will have an oem-config dialog on first run to allow chosing hostname, user/pass etc.

Alex Chiang (achiang) wrote :

Please work with ogra to implement the uuid approach.

We'll spin a new installer image.

Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
assignee: nobody → Matt Fischer (mfisch)
Matt Fischer (mfisch) on 2012-11-05
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Matt Fischer (mfisch) wrote :

ubuntu-defaults-nexus7 (0.31) quantal; urgency=low

  * use a uuidgen for the unique portion ot the hostname (LP: #1072086)

 -- Matthew Fischer <email address hidden> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 08:46:20 -0700

Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Matt Fischer (mfisch) on 2012-11-09
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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