[ovs-discuss] using FQDN for Controller name

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Mon Jul 31 20:37:20 UTC 2017


This is mostly for historical reasons, by the way.  We'd accept a patch
that adds DNS support.  (It's nontrivial though because it would have to
be asynchronous.)

On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 01:16:36PM -0700, Shivaram Mysore wrote:
> Thanks Ben for clarification.  Much appreciated.
> 
> On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 1:15 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 01:09:07PM -0700, Shivaram Mysore wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I am trying to use FQDN for controller name - example:
> > >
> > > # ovs-vsctl set-controller ovs-br0 ssl:faucet.example.com:6653
> > >
> > > Per OVS logs, I see the below errors:
> > >
> > > Address family not supported by protocol
> > > connection failed (Address family not supported by protocol)
> > >
> > > *Question*: can we not set FQDN as a valid controller name?
> >
> > No.  As documented, OVS requires the controller to be set by IP address.
> >


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