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Date:      Sun, 23 Jan 2011 02:25:01 +0100
From:      Bernt Hansson <>
To:        Gary Kline <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <>
Subject:   Re: lightbulb?  prob'ly not, but....
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2011-01-22 22:33, Gary Kline:

> first, i tried a telnet and it failed, but only by hanging.  then
> i tried a telnet of ethic by its private ip.  was refused instantly::
> i cannot cut/paste in ctwm here on ethic, but it was
> # telnet
> Trying ...
> telnet: connect to addr n.n.n.n: Connection refused
> telnet: Unable to connect to remotr host
> Does the "Connection refused" signify anything in the bind/dns world.  ?

No. It signify that n.n.n.n isn't listening on whatever port you try to 
connect to.

> BEfore i portupgraded to bind97 from bind9, this kind of stuff worked.

Check your config. does not resolve:

%telnet hostname nor servname provided, or not known DO resolve.

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