repeating error message from ssh

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Thu Jun 4 18:37:15 UTC 2009

Dave wrote:
> Hello,
> 	I'm seeing this message repeating in my logs from ssh. I'm running a
> 7.2 system, no patches, with ssh installed from ports. Suggestions welcome.
> Thanks.
> Dave.
> Jun  4 13:08:06 <ssh-server> ssh: gethostby*.getanswer: asked for
> "NetworkMachineName IN AAAA", got type "A"

sshd queried the DNS for an IPv6 address but was returned an IPv4 address.
Someone's DNS is misconfigured.  sshd(8) is running perfectly well.



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