-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 dbetts wrote: > Freshly installed Freebsd 6.2 on a new box noticed this in the messages > log. > >> locutus sshd: gethostby*.getanswer: asked for "warf IN AAAA", >> got type "A" >> May 26 16:13:03 locutus sshd: gethostby*.getanswer: asked for >> "warf IN AAAA", got type "A" >> locutus _su: gethostby*.getanswer: asked for "warf IN AAAA", got type "A" > Is this an error message? Do I need to worry about it? > Sometime i will get the message for ftp also
It is a problem with the nameserver you are querying to try and resolve the hostname 'warf' into an IP number. It could happen for any means of access to those machines, not just SSH or FTP. That nameserver is sending you an 'A' (IPv4) response to a query about an 'AAAA' (IPv6) quantity. Which is simply broken. However, unless you are the admin of that nameserver, it's nothing to worry about: your FreeBSD machines will carefully ignore the nonsensical response and DTRT. Cheers, Matthew - -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.3 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFGWUFm8Mjk52CukIwRCPbpAJ4ggtU4oaZz4CJfXVHYYcb/Brz9IwCfWyJD KM/hOY9b3S4r1hfHogk+W3c= =XNuA -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"