Re: [logs] linksys log question

From: Tina Bird (
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 09:21:07 PST

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    On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, Batten, Gerald wrote:
    > I contacted linksys, and they said that that server (they assume all the ip addresses connecting to my box are servers for some reason) is in 'stealth mode', meaning that they are hiding their dns name.  Last time I checked, I didn't see that option in BIND ;)
    Doesn't this just mean that for whatever reason ("perceived security,"
    most likely) the IP address doesn't resolve back to a DNS name?  If a
    machine isn't offering public services there's really no need for it to be
    published in DNS -- which many admins in my acquaintance think makes the
    system harder to find.  So I >guess< that the Linksys folk use "stealth
    mode" to mean "not available for reverse DNS queries" or "not listed in
    DNS records for that domain."
    Conjecture on my part, but that's what I'd conclude if it was my data --
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