"Last login" message
Ggatten at waddell.com
Thu Dec 3 23:39:04 UTC 2009
I would guess sshd is doing a reverse lookup on the ip your connecting from. If it resolves you get the FQDN, else just the IP.
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Subject: "Last login" message
When I ssh to my FreeBSD machine, I get something like this:
Last login: Thu Dec 3 15:12:40 2009 from 18.104.22.168
Copyright (c) 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE-p9 (DAFFY) #0: Thu Dec 3 11:33:28 PST 2009
..where "22.214.171.124" is an IP address. However, sometimes, in place
of an IP address I get a truncated hostname, for example
"daffy.nerius.co" (note the last 'm' missing).
I was wondering what controls this, meaning if I get an IP or a
hostname, and why it's being truncated.
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