Subject: Re: IPMon dns problem.
To: Nate Hill <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/27/2003 22:00:02
On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 11:08:28PM +0000, Nate Hill wrote:
> It seems that either ipmon is broken or something is seriously 
> misconfigured on my side. When I run ipmon with the -n option it will 
> make and infinite number of dns queries in a recursive manner. As 
> soon as the first packet is logged it will try to resolve a hostname 
> and then begin resolving the hostname of my dns server - forever. I 
> know that I can run without -n but, I'de prefer to see hostnames. I 
> could also not log outbound packets on port 53 but, this seems 
> ridiculous.
> Any suggestions?

Add your DNS servers to /etc/hosts, and make sure nsswitch.conf is configured
to use files before DNS

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 23 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference