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Re: hostname of the modem gateway

On 1/2/2018 8:16 AM, john doe wrote:
On 1/2/2018 8:01 AM, Tom Furie wrote:
On Tue, Jan 02, 2018 at 07:52:31AM +0100, john doe wrote:

My default route is not and host(1) gives me that same error.

What the error actually means is that there is no reverse DNS resolution
for that IP address, in other words the IP address cannot be resolved to
its hostname. It has nothing at all to do with routing.

The OP has said that he want it to get the hostname of his upstream router/gateway. 'ip -r r' will show the FQDN of his default route ( in that case.

Rereading the all conversation I should have said to "David Wright <deblis@lionunicorn.co.uk>" that the error:

$ host
Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

Meens that there is no hostname associated with that ip.
But in the case of the OP it should work.

John Doe

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