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Re: damn identity crisis

On Fri, 28 Nov 1997, Bob Nielsen wrote:

> On Fri, 28 Nov 1997, Paul Miller wrote:
> > A few weeks ago about three nice people from the Debian-user list helped
> > me out with setting up & fixing my DNS server, which I am very thankful.
> > Unfortunately I am now having problems with IRC which may or may not be
> > related. 
> > 
> > When I try to connect to an IRC server, I get 'no authorization' errors
> > because my system sends my IP instead of the hostname...  It does the same
> > for all the machines that IP Masquerade through me.
> > 
> > On my system, I use ircii, epic, and kirc which all give the same results.
> > On the machines using masquerading, I use mirc (win95).. same results.
> > 
> Are you loading the ip_masq_irc.o module? 
> Bob

Try nslookup on your system, but *also* try a reverse lookup, to see if
the IP address maps back to the same hostname. If this doesn't work, IRC
servers won't accept you I believe.


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