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Bug 1685707 - for net kdump, mkdumprd to use known_hosts file with kdump server host keys for server authentication
Summary: for net kdump, mkdumprd to use known_hosts file with kdump server host keys f...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kexec-tools
Version: 7.6
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: kdump-bugs
QA Contact: Emma Wu
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Blocks: 1653509
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Reported: 2019-03-05 20:56 UTC by Jun Wang
Modified: 2019-03-06 05:22 UTC (History)
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Description Jun Wang 2019-03-05 20:56:03 UTC
In net kdump, mkdumprd on the client side ssh-connects to the kdump server using '-o StrictHostKeyChecking=yes' option. To ensure the dump is going to be sent to a true kdump server as opposed to any fake one, say a fake one with the real kdump server's ip address, ssh client needs to authenticates the server as well. A known_hosts file with server hostkey can be provisioned on the client side in advance to facilitate the authentication.

I have a patch to add a configuration in /etc/kdump to specify the location of the know_hosts file to be used in the 'ssh -o UserKnownHostsFile' option. Is there place where I can submit a pull request?

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