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

Adi Pircalabu apircalabu at
Fri Aug 26 15:09:33 GMT 2005

On Thu, 25 Aug 2005 17:47:40 +0100
Simon Morgan <sjmorgan at> wrote:

> Thanks for the reply. That would probably fix it but ideally I'd like
> to fix the root of the problem. Not being able to resolve the IP of a
> client really shouldn't stop them from connecting using SSH and if
> there's a bug in there somewhere I'd like to get it fixed so that it
> doesn't bite anybody else.

You could also search your /etc/hosts.allow for the following line:
ALL : PARANOID : RFC931 20 : deny

Comment it out and see if it fixes your problem.

Adi Pircalabu (PGP Key ID 0x04329F5E)

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