Reverse DNS lookup & syslog (Debian 4.0)

Brian O'Mahony brian.omahony at
Mon Feb 15 04:22:31 CST 2010

Not possible with 600+ machines in different locations around the world. MAC reservations for clients is not an option here.

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From: linux-poweredge-bounces at [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jefferson Ogata
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 11:10 PM
To: linux-poweredge at
Subject: Re: Reverse DNS lookup & syslog (Debian 4.0)

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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