[lug] gethostbyaddr Error

John Hernandez John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Mon Jan 8 17:12:53 MST 2001

You can ask the people who administer the accessone.com nameservers to
do that, but I'm not sure if they'll comply.

157.118.204.in-addr.arpa	nameserver = ns2.accessone.com
157.118.204.in-addr.arpa	nameserver = ns1.accessone.com

If you're running a name server, you could make it master for
157.118.204.in-addr.arpa and point your clients at it.  In your zone
file, do something like:

$GENERATE 1-255 $ PTR 204-118-157-$.accessone.com.

Of course, as soon as you get this working, they'll probably move you to
a different subnet ;)


SoloCDM wrote:
> The following error occurs in /var/log/maillog:
> sendmail[32602]: gethostbyaddr( failed: 1
> Because I'm connected to an ISP, the last set of numbers (after
> the last period) change with every ISP connection, so how can I
> put a generic entry in DNS?  The host is either mail.aculink.net
> or aculink.net . . . I just don't know which is more appropriate
> or standardization.
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