When connecting via ssh to my FBSD boxes, it takes over a minute before the connection is established. Searching the archives suggests that this is due to a failed reverse DNS lookup that must time out before connecting. Suggestions include adding the hosts to the local host file which I've done. However this does not seem to provide reverse DNS resolution which appears required.
For example, I have a Win XP machine at 192.168.1.3 named 'bigdaddy' and a FBSD box at 192.168.1.2 named 'blacksheep'. blacksheep contains a line in /etc/hosts: 192.168.1.3 bigdaddy bigdaddy.mykitchentable.net Using the 'host' command, I see that 'bigdaddy' gets resolved: blacksheep> host bigdaddy bigdaddy.mykitchentable.net has address 192.168.1.3 But 192.168.1.3 does not: blacksheep> host 192.168.1.3 Host not found, try again. Short of setting up named, is there a way to solve my problem? Thanks, Drew _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"