Subject: Re: name server problem NetBSD-current/stunos
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/30/1996 09:52:06 writes:
> 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 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.