Subject: Re: name server problem NetBSD-current/stunos
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paul Goyette <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/30/1996 16:21:29
On Tue, 30 Apr 1996, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > 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
> for 254.254.255.223.in-addr.arpa.
Yep. The true inverse query is a lot like playing Jeopardy - you give
the name server an answer and ask it to tell you the right question! So,
you tell the server "I have an address 254.254.255.223" and the server
comes back with "What is the address for <host>?"