cannot ssh to machine on lan when it has no internet connection

Simon Morgan sjmorgan at
Fri Aug 26 09:55:55 GMT 2005

On 8/25/05, Ben Pratt <ben at> wrote:
> I'm not sure if this will work or not but try setting up /etc/hosts to
> reflect your LAN. I had a friend who had issues when, even though he was
> connected to the Internet, he had DNS messed up on his FreeBSD system.
> I'm thinking the SSH server is trying to do some DNS lookups and if you
> set your hosts file to have the information about the client machine
> that may be resolved.

Just to let you know I tried your suggestion and unfortunately it didn't work.

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