Re: [SLUG] Telnet and the Internet

From: R P Herrold (
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 09:17:58 EST

On Mon, 4 Feb 2002, Paul M Foster wrote:

> > As a BOFH, this is a safe rule to live by: -- 80% of the time,
> > DNS is not doing what you expect.

> Good, but that doesn't answer the question of why _telnet_ is making
> pppd dial out rather than simply responding itself. (BTW, after pppd
> dials out, telnet responds with a prompt. Go figure.)

Clear symptom of a DNS lookup -- wrappers is trying to do a
reverse verify, and not finding the answer it wants locally --
and so triggering a DNS lookup


come into play -- tcpdmp would show the content of the query
in question. Diald relied upon this behaviour to start

-- Russ herrold

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