On Wed, Jun 21, 2000 at 12:05:49PM +0100, John P. Looney (Kate) wrote:
> Turned out that it was because for some stupid reason, ping tries to do a
> DNS lookup on the IP it's trying to ping.
Are you saying that if you try to ping IP address a.b.c.d (rather than
hostname x.y.z) ping tries to do a reverse DNS lookup of a.b.c.d ? If so,
that's bizarre, and it certainly isn't happening on this box here i.e. I
just pinged 192.168.1.103 which can't be resolved (because I took it out of
my hosts file) and it pinged happily. Just how much did you say you screwed
with the networking ?
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