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Re: Networking question

thats normal

the reverse lookup is controlled by your isp.

if you have a static ip address, some isps will let you have a custom 
reverse lookup address.  you can also use your hosts file to make your 
system think that the proper reverse lookup is bruneworld.com.


>From: "William Underwood" <wllmundrwd@charter.net>
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>Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 10:33:28 -0500
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>On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 10:21:15 -0500
>  "William Underwood" <wllmundrwd@charter.net> wrote:
> >On 18 Dec 2002 08:03:47 -0600
> > Charlie Brune <silug@bruneworld.com> wrote:
> >>Question:  What does this message mean?  (in /var/log/messages)
> >>
> >>Dec 18 07:46:04 bruneworld xinetd[12912]: warning: /etc/hosts.allow,
> >>line 12: host name/name mismatch: bruneworld.com !=
> >>commons10k1.mo24.107.34.126.charter-stl.com
> >
> >My guess is that your "real" IP name is commons...charter-stl.com, and 
> >system in saying, "Hey, you haven't allowed yourself access to your
> >server!".
>No, wait...  That seems a little strange...  If you do this:
>nslookup commons10k1.mo24.107.34.126.charter-stl.com
>and then this:
>nslookup bruneworld.com
>they both return as:
>BUT!, if you do this:
>you'll get this:
>But I don't know where to go from there... It seems like the server is 
>to warn you about letting in unrelated domains, or that you've not allowed
>access from "yourself," as I originally said.  Try adding a line in your
>hosts file, with bruneworld.com as the first entry after the IP, like this:
>  bruneworld.com commons10k1.mo24.107.34.126.charter-stl.com
>and see what you get...
>William Underwood
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