Reverse DNS lookup & syslog (Debian 4.0)

Jefferson Ogata poweredge at
Fri Feb 12 17:10:06 CST 2010

On 2010-02-12 14:58, Brian O'Mahony wrote:
> 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?

Your real problem is that you are using DHCP to assign addresses from a 
pool. Reserve your IPs to MAC addresses so that machines don't change 
IPs and you've solved both problems.

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