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
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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