[lug] Re: gethostbyaddr Error

SoloCDM deedsmis at aculink.net
Wed Jan 10 13:04:14 MST 2001

John Hernandez stated the following:
> 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.

Put the line above "as is" in my zone file for DNS?!?!?!  Will it
cause any problems once the owners of the IP get their reverse entries

> 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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