Gethostbyaddr failed

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Thu Jun 29 18:23:46 GMT 2000

John Kuhn wrote:
> can someone with more samba knowledge then me tell me 
> what this means in my log file?
> [2000/06/28 16:37:31, 1] lib/util_sock.c:client_name(997)
>   Gethostbyaddr failed for

Most likely that is not in /etc/hosts or in DNS
(which it shouldn't be in DNS anyways unless you have a 
local, isolated DNS server) or you don't have 
/etc/resolv.conf configured correctly on your Samba server).

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