Subject: Re: name server problem NetBSD-current/stunos
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 04/30/1996 09:52:06
> Now, WHY are inverse queries not allowed by default? Some sort of
> security hole? I mean, aren't inverse queries kind of necessary?
No. They are obsolete.
> I certainly want to find out who the hell 188.8.131.52 is if they're
> trying to log on to my machine!
Thats not an inverse query. Thats a forward query for the PTR record
> It's gonna take a LONG time for the rest of the world to catch up to
> that change.
Nope. There is exactly one program on earth that uses inverse queries
-- SunOS nslookup, on startup.