Knute Johnson linux at www.knutejohnson.com
Mon Jul 21 17:56:14 UTC 2008

Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Jul 2008 15:38:58 -0700
> Knute Johnson <linux at www.knutejohnson.com> wrote:
>> I don't really know what the log message means.  Why would it specify 
>> line 2305 but then show another address in the log message?  Any 
>> enlightenment would be appreciated.
> I had a lot of trouble with the hosts.allow/deny stuff when there
> were multiple names for the same IP. It apparently picks one at random
> in a reverse lookup of the name, and if it doesn't match the name
> you gave in the file, it complains. I resorted to using IP addresses
> (which means I have to change when the IP changes - sort of a pain,
> but it reduces the log clutter :-).

Thanks for the response.  Some others have suggested that is where the 
problem lies as well.  I'm not sure why denyhosts sometimes puts a name 
rather than an IP.  I guess I'll have to see if there is a denyhosts 
list and ask there.


Knute Johnson
linux at www.knutejohnson.com

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