tcp wrappers getaddrinfo

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Nov 21 17:11:41 PST 2003

Antoine Jacoutot <ajacoutot at> writes:

> I get a lot of those warning messages in my logs.
> Is there any way I could tell inetd / tcp wrappers to turn those off ?
> inetd[93598]: warning: /etc/hosts.allow, line 23: can't verify hostname: 
> getaddrinfo(, AF_INET) failed
> I know what it means, the only thing I don't know how to achieve is to turn 
> this off :)

Have you modified the rule at line 23 of /etc/hosts.allow?
Normally, it's 
        ALL : ALL : allow
which as far as I recall, never does any hostname lookups at all.

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