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    Hostname generates ".in-addr.arpa. not found"

    Hi
    I am using Ubuntu 10.04.
    When I type

    > host myIPaddress

    I get

    > Host myIPaddress.in-addr.arpa. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

    My file /etc/hosts starts with:
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    127.0.1.1 my-host-name

    and my /etc/hostname reads:
    my-host-name

    Does anybody know how to solve it?
    Thanks

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    Re: Hostname generates ".in-addr.arpa. not found"

    You can't have reverse DNS through a hosts file, you need a DNS server for that. What kind of IP (i.e. private or public) are you trying to get reverse DNS for?
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    Re: Hostname generates ".in-addr.arpa. not found"

    Hi
    the IP is static and in a private network.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bachstelze View Post
    You can't have reverse DNS through a hosts file, you need a DNS server for that. What kind of IP (i.e. private or public) are you trying to get reverse DNS for?

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    Re: Hostname generates ".in-addr.arpa. not found"

    Quote Originally Posted by numala View Post
    Hi
    the IP is static and in a private network.
    you havent got reverse DNS, what exactly do you need ?
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    Re: Hostname generates ".in-addr.arpa. not found"

    Quote Originally Posted by numala View Post
    Hi
    the IP is static and in a private network.
    So you must have your own DNS server on the network to provide PTR records for your private IP addresses.
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    Re: Hostname generates ".in-addr.arpa. not found"

    Thanks for answering guys, I will talk again to the system administrator, even though he supports only windows (
    Thanks for answering guys

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