sparc64/72731: sparc64, 5.3-BETA7, "host" command doesn't work

Robert Blechinger rblechinger at
Fri Oct 15 06:30:28 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR sparc64/72731; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Robert Blechinger <rblechinger at>
To: Ken Smith <kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: sparc64/72731: sparc64, 5.3-BETA7, "host" command doesn't work
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 15:25:51 +0200

 On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 09:16:50 -0400
 Ken Smith <kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU> wrote:
 > Thanks for checking the path to host was right.  Sorry but I had to
 > ask. :-)
 no problem. thats ok.
 > Given the complaints from select above the next thing I'd like to
 > check is your network interface settings. 
 rblechinger at nuntius:~>ifconfig
 hme0: flags=108843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
         inet netmask 0xffffffe0 broadcast
         inet6 fe80::a00:20ff:fed1:ddd1%hme0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
         inet netmask 0xffffffff broadcast
         inet6 2001:1b20:1000:2::12 prefixlen 64
         inet6 2001:1b20:1000:2::11 prefixlen 64
         ether 08:00:20:d1:dd:d1
         media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
         status: active
 lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
         inet netmask 0xff000000
         inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
         inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
 rblechinger at nuntius:~>
 the network works quite fine, no problems detected till now. only with 5.2.1
 there where some negative times in traceroute, but that seems to be solved.
 > And are you using any sort of firewalling?  ipfw or something along
 > those lines?
 no, its complete open. ( hm :) i have to be carefull to say that on a
 mailinglist *g* )
 rblechinger at nuntius:~>sudo ipfw list
 65535 allow ip from any to any
 rblechinger at nuntius:~>
 ipfilter is not enabled by kernel, so even no ipfilter rules.... and yes..the
 nameserver are reachabel :)
 Blechinger Robert
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