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Date:      30 Aug 2003 16:07:00 +0200
From:      "Clemens Fischer" <ino-qc@spotteswoode.de.eu.org>
To:        "Kelly Yancey" <kbyanc@posi.net>
Cc:        luigi@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: hostnames resolving problem
Message-ID:  <ekz3b5ob.fsf@ID-23066.news.dfncis.de>
In-Reply-To: <20030829121458.W4705-100000@gateway.posi.net> (Kelly Yancey's message of "Fri, 29 Aug 2003 12:18:30 -0700 (PDT)")
References:  <20030829121458.W4705-100000@gateway.posi.net>

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* Kelly Yancey:

> diff -u -p -r1.4.2.17 ipfw2.c
> --- ipfw2.c	25 Jul 2003 08:23:07 -0000      1.4.2.17
> +++ ipfw2.c	29 Aug 2003 19:14:33 -0000
> @@ -1879,6 +1879,10 @@ lookup_host (char *host, struct in_addr
>  		if ((he = gethostbyname(host)) == NULL)
>  			return(-1);
>  		*ipaddr = *(struct in_addr *)he->h_addr_list[0];
> +		if (he->h_addr_list[1] != NULL) {
> +			warn("%s resolved to multiple addresses, only using %s",
> +			     host, inet_ntoa(*ipaddr));
> +		}

that would not be my cup of tea, because by this ipfw(8) becomes
"unscriptable", ie. i'd have to grep(1) for messages and start from
scratch again.  i guess this problem should be detected and handled
ahead of running ipfw(8).  note that you can always use `-p
preprocessor' for this.

  clemens


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