Reverse DNS lookup & syslog (Debian 4.0)
brian.omahony at curamsoftware.com
Fri Feb 12 08:58:14 CST 2010
Im running Debian 4.0 on a number of PowerEdge servers here and I am having some issues with syslog. These machines run various applications. In this case ill take cvs. When a remote machine connects to cvs I get :
Feb 12 14:54:04 buzz runcvs: connect from 172.16.165.144 (172.16.165.144)
The machines are all pretty much just basic installs of Debian, with resolve.conf pointed at windows DNS servers. When I do an nslookup of the IP:
buzz:~# nslookup 172.16.165.144
188.8.131.52.in-addr.arpa name = galvin.XXXXX.com.
As our domain use DHCP for the windows clients, when I go back a few days later, the syslog entries are close to useless to mea s the IP may have changed. How do I get syslog to log the hostname of the connecting machine?
I have tried syslog-ng (albeit I didn't change many parameters) but to the same effect. I still get the IPs of the connecting machine.
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