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Date:      Wed, 21 Apr 1999 19:44:41 -0700
From:      "David Schwartz" <>
To:        "Jason Canon" <>, <>
Subject:   RE: netstat -r
Message-ID:  <000001be8c6a$12640780$>
In-Reply-To: <71F888185DE0D01191CD00C0DFA9A3081C9E34@MX>

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> Our FreeBSD server has been in operation for about a year and it just
> runs like a charm.  Every so often
> I do "netstat -r" just to make sure that I'm still being the bandwidth
> hog on our network.  Today, however,
> instead of the customary inverse-mapping that I get from the /etc/hosts
> file I got a note on each listing  saying:
> 	"" followed by our Private IP
> Address and Ethernet Address
> What could have changed to create this output?  We have always been
> using RFC 1918 addressing
> along with NAT.

	It's telling you that you tried to reverse resolve an IP address that was
private without configuring your name server to reverse them correctly.


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