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Date:      Wed, 21 Apr 1999 20:30:25 -0700
From:      "David Schwartz" <davids@webmaster.com>
To:        "Igor Roshchin" <igor@physics.uiuc.edu>
Cc:        <stable@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: netstat -r
Message-ID:  <000001be8c70$76136180$021d85d1@whenever.youwant.to>
In-Reply-To: <199904220323.WAA25047@alecto.physics.uiuc.edu>

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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:
> > >
> > > 	"read-rfc1918-for-details.iana.net" 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.
> >
> > 	DS
> >
>
> I don't think so.
> As one of the previous responders noted, for some reason,
> today at least several hosts in 10.x.x.x zone had the reverse lookup
> set to show read-rfc1918-for-details.iana.net
>
> I had seen it myself for our regional router (or whatever it is) -
> today mid-day, then it turned back to be nameless again.
>
> It looks like somebody at IANA was tweaking (I hope not hacking :)
> the DNS for 10.0.0.1 or its part.
>
> IgoR

	Why agree with me and preface it with "I don't think so"?

	DS



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