Re: openssh-3.7.1p2 "Nasty PTR record"

From: peter pilsl (pilsl_usenet_at_goldfisch.at)
Date: 09/26/03


Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 01:20:36 +0200

Graham Vincent wrote:

> Hello.
>
> I've just upgraded openssh on my server from 3.6.1p1 to 3.7.1.p1
> and now to 3.7.1.p2
>
> When I ssh into the box it is generating the following message in
> /var/log/secure:
>
> Sep 26 09:44:23 starship sshd[24746]: Accepted password for fred
> from 192.168.1.5 port 32772 ssh2
> Sep 26 09:44:23 starship sshd[24746]: Nasty PTR record
> "ufo.gpv.co.nz" is set up for 192.168.1.5, ignoring
>
> (names and numbers changed due to paranoia).
>
> This seems to be coming from the canohost.c file in the ssh source
> and hasn't occurred with previous versions of ssh on this box.
>
> I'm running bind-9.2.2 (on the same machine) and as far as I can
> tell everything is fine with the configuration files. Apart from
> the message everything seems to be working OK.
>

resolving for the mentioned name and ip are ok ?

dig hostname
dig -x ip

it looks like if sshd has some problems to reverselookup the hostname or
the lookups do not match or so ..

peter

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