How to Setup Reverse DNS on LAN?

Jason Stewart jstewart at
Tue Dec 9 06:19:07 PST 2003

On 09/12/03 05:50 -0800, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
> When connecting via ssh to my FBSD boxes, it takes over a minute before the
> connection is established.  Searching the archives suggests that this is due
> to a failed reverse DNS lookup that must time out before connecting.
> Suggestions include adding the hosts to the local host file which I've done.
> However this does not seem to provide reverse DNS resolution which appears
> required.
> Short of setting up named, is there a way to solve my problem?

Are you using privilege separation? If you are, the ssh daemon is not
looking for hosts in /etc. It will be looking somewhere else for the
/etc/hosts file. Are you using sshd from the base?


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