Subject: Re: ipv6
To:, Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Henry B. Hotz <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/07/2002 23:12:54
At 12:57 PM +0900 4/8/02, wrote:
>	In my opinion it is unwise to use the existence of reverse lookup
>	mapping as (sort of) authenticity.  i don't understand why many of the
>	ftp servers do configured this way.

It's the PARANOID option of TCP_WRAPPERS (which NetBSD makes the 
default behavior).  The purpose is to try to weed out spoofed DNS 
responses, and some fake IP source addresses.  Just makes it a tiny 
bit harder for the bad guys.
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