Subject: Re: Questionable entry in /var/log/messages
To: Beaker \(aka Jeff W\) <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/29/2002 13:58:05
>Found the following in /var/log/messages:
>Dec 26 19:00:30 bsdbox inetd[12426]: warning: can't verify hostname: 
>gethostbyname2(, 2) failed
>Is this an attempted break-in?

in this case it looks like the case of the admin who made a mistake
and left the trailing dot off a record in the reverse zone file. maps to, which
should probably be simply, which maps to

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