Subject: Re: IPMon dns problem.
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Nate Hill <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/27/2003 15:55:50
On Sat September 27 2003 15:00, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> 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

Okay, that sounds helpful, however I have already started setting up 
my own caching (and VeriSign squashing) dns server. Oh well, it just 
seemed kludgy - is hardcoding dns server names standard practice?