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Re: ftp-proxy headaches
I addressed this a couple of days ago and I am dealing with the same
issues. So I wonder if the developers are sleeping on the job or what. The
reverse name aspect of DNS is functionally broken!. In the 'good old
days' > 8 years ago or so, it (reverse name lookups) served a purpose. Now
that the Internet has become a commercial venture they really don't do much
for you. Since I, and a good percentage of the world who use the Internet
lease out IP address space from a provider and either run our own name
servers or lease that function out to someone else the forward and reverse
names don't do much. Tie this in with fact that a good percentage of people
use private networks and natting, what is the point. If I look up my dns
name I get my address If I look up my ip I get a road runner address.
Anyway food for thought :-)
At 05:56 PM 3/7/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Andy Maslar wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > I am using openbsd 3.0 for firewall/nat in front of my lan, and have
> > configured ftp-proxy as indicated in the man pages. This was all working
> > great until a few days ago. Now, I can't get an ftp client to get past the
> > initial connection. The status message I'm getting is "Socket connected.
> > Waiting for welcome message." It hangs at that point until I kill it. I
> > have not changed anything on the openbsd box, nor on my client. The
> > settings on the ftp client do not seem to affect anything, whether I set it
> > to active or passive, or turn proxy use on or off. I had been using active
> > mode with proxy with no problems.
>from your mail headers:
> > Received: from andy.maslar.net (pcp217043pcs.elkrdg01.md.comcast.net
>Comcast changed their DNS servers to no longer respond to unregistered
>IP addresses. Your system isn't set up for proper reverse DNS
>See numerous threads the last few days on ftp-proxy, ssh, telnet. All
>the same problem. You aren't the only one.
>hmmm... I wonder if this might be how they are tracking people using
>more than one computer inside their network?
Senior Network Engineer