Re: Bad host name error

From: Stephen Biggs (
Date: 05/24/03

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    Date: 24 May 2003 18:51:19 +0300

    Did you check /etc/hosts? Or if you are doing local DNS, then check
    that... looks like it is failing a reverse DNS lookup. Also, check
    sshd_config and see if "VerifyReverseMapping" is set, and if so, then
    make sure that is what you want. I am assuming that you have control of
    the SSHD side, also, since you mentioned sshd_config as one of the
    things you checked.

    On Fri, 2003-05-23 at 17:27, Anne Marie Pemberton wrote:
    > Hello, I thought I had ssh configured correctly, but when I go to connect to a
    > host, I received the message:
    > SSH Version 1.2.26 [sparc-sun-solaris2.8], protocol version 1.5.
    > Standard version. Does not use RSAREF.
    > jasmine: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config
    > jasmine: ssh_connect: getuid 100 geteuid 0 anon 0
    > Bad host name: "servername"
    > When I enter it's IP address, it works just fine.
    > In sshd_config, there are IP addresses for the hosts in Allow Hosts.
    > I've looked into ssh_config and compared it with other systems, and each line
    > looks the same.
    > I've also checked /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/defaultrouter and they contain the
    > information that they should.
    > Any ideas, what have I done wrong? I've looked into O'Reilly's SSH book but the
    > error I'm getting isn't covered in Problems and Solutions.
    > Anne Pemberton
    > NASA HQ

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