[lug] strange name resolving/ftp

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Sat Jun 9 19:28:38 MDT 2001

I've been playing with ftp config on a RH 7.1 beta machine (isolated
from Internet, behind a firewall), and discovered something strange. I
can do "ftp localhost" and "ftp", and get quite different
results. The hosts file has both listed correctly, and ping is exactly
the same, regardless of pinging localhost or The odd thing is
that I can ftp localhost and it works, but ftp results in
421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection

I have experimented, and I can sometimes reverse this, where I can ftp and it now works, but then ftp localhost fails. I can't get it
to allow ftp with both forms at the same time. Does anyone have a
suggestion for this?

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

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