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Re: (long) tcpd compilation options and forced reverse lookup

On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 06:12:16PM +0200, Nils Rennebarth wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 04:39:18PM +0100, Edouard Lafargue wrote:
> >   That's the very problem: even with hosts in /etc/hosts, the resolver
> >   still seems to do DNS queries for reverse-lookups! It's the case for
> >   every program that does "gethostbyname", really.
> >   Still , reverse lookups for every host in /etc/hosts ! If someone
> >   has a solution...
> In the case of DNS being down remove the nameserver entry in
> /etc/resolv.conf
> But I would be very interested in getting the real answer.

i think the real answer is to run a nameserver somewhere on the local
network (doesn't have to be outside the firewall) and configure it to be
authoritative for 168.192.in-addr.arpa.

BTW, it doesn't matter if the zonefile for 192.168 is fully detailed or
just a minimal skeleton.


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

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