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Date:      Sun, 23 Jan 2011 02:25:01 +0100
From:      Bernt Hansson <bernt@bah.homeip.net>
To:        Gary Kline <kline@ns1.thought.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: lightbulb?  prob'ly not, but....
Message-ID:  <4D3B836D.9050409@bah.homeip.net>
In-Reply-To: <20110122213300.GA96479@thought.org>
References:  <20110122213300.GA96479@thought.org>

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2011-01-22 22:33, Gary Kline:

> first, i tried a telnet thought.org 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 10.47.0.230
> 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.

thought.org does not resolve:

%telnet thought.org
thought.org: hostname nor servname provided, or not known

ethic.thought.org DO resolve.



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