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Re: Networking question
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" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Networking question
>Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 10:33:28 -0500
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>On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 10:21:15 -0500
> "William Underwood" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >On 18 Dec 2002 08:03:47 -0600
> > Charlie Brune <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>Question: What does this message mean? (in /var/log/messages)
> >>Dec 18 07:46:04 bruneworld xinetd: warning: /etc/hosts.allow,
> >>line 12: host name/name mismatch: bruneworld.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
>No, wait... That seems a little strange... If you do this:
>and then this:
>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:
>22.214.171.124 bruneworld.com commons10k1.mo126.96.36.199.charter-stl.com
>and see what you get...
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