[lug] Re: ftp problem

Hugh Brown hugh at vecna.com
Tue Feb 12 14:00:35 MST 2002


look for your ip address

then do 

host <ip address>

if nothing comes back, it means that your isp is not doing reverse dns
for the ip addresses it doles out, which apparently is a requirement for
connecting to that ftp site.


On Tue, 2002-02-12 at 13:06, John Karns wrote:
> Could not login to FTP server
> Sorry, you must allow reverse DNS lookups.
> Contact your system administrator.
> I just looked at the www page related to the pkg I'm interested in, and it
> says:
>           =============================================
> This ftp server will require the ability to do a reverse-DNS lookup to see
> where you are connecting from. If you get refused a connection because of
> this then I cannot help you, the problem is at your end, contact your ISP.
>           =============================================
> Can anyone tell me if this is something I should be concerned about?
> I.e., is it something that most ISP's take care of, and mine is just being
> lame in this respect?
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> John Karns                                        jkarns at csd.net
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