Subject: Re: NetBSD vs. idiot hotel wireless
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Ian Zagorskih <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/16/2005 11:15:44
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> The hotel I'm staying at has a new and stupider-than-usual setup:  its 
> DNS intercept mechanism replies from a different IP address *and port 
> number* than the one to which NetBSD sent a query.  Until I got to view 
> their obligatory advertising Web page, I couldn't get out to the rest 
> of the net -- and NetBSD wouldn't resolve the IP address of their 
> redirect site because of the aforementioned idiocy.  I could probably 
> have hacked the resolver library, but I'd had a bit too much ethanol at 
> dinner to want to do that.  Is there any configuration or resolv.conf 
> setting I could have used?  I had to reboot to our favorite insecure 
> operating system, just to get past the nonsense, before I could use the 
> Internet.  This didn't amuse me...

Not sure about WiFi problem but net/howl package deals with 
Zeroconf/mDNS and it builds just fine on NetBSD:


PS: I havn't tried mDNS* so i don't have a ready solution. Just an idea.

// wbr