Re: Newbie can't log into his own wu-ftpd server...
From: Moe Trin (ibuprofin_at_painkiller.example.tld)
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 20:11:02 -0600
In article <E_ydna6te68QeY_fRVnemail@example.com>, ANTant@zimage.com wrote:
>> Just a guess but, does /etc/host.conf contain a line reading:
>> order hosts,bind
That file is used by older 'libc' applications. Glibc2 uses
/etc/nsswitch.conf which should have a 'host' line similar to
[compton ~]$ grep host /etc/nsswitch.conf
hosts: files nisplus nis dns
[compton ~]$ whatis nsswitch.conf
nsswitch.conf [nsswitch] (5) - System Databases and Name Service Switch
>Yep, and "multi on" line under it. Is that a problem? If so, then how do
>I resolve this?
No, that's a compatibility function. See the 'resolver' man page.
I haven't used wu-ftpd in a while, but as I recall, it uses standard
resolver calls to find hostname/address information. You might also
look the your superserver configuration (inetd or xinetd) and see if you
are using tcp_wrappers. They also cause lookups.