Reverse DNS lookup & syslog (Debian 4.0)

Brian O'Mahony brian.omahony at
Mon Feb 15 05:06:18 CST 2010

Correct me if im wrong, but the way I understood it was:

Client connects to server, asks server to run application running on port 2401 {cvspserver}. Syslogd traps this request with an entry to syslog with the connect string. Simultaneously to this request logging, runcvs kicks off the actual cvs binary with its settings.

How would the runcvs be generating the entry, and if that *is* the case how do I change it to catch the machine name?



-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of Pavel Mateja
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2010 10:57 AM
To: linux-poweredge at
Subject: Re: Reverse DNS lookup & syslog (Debian 4.0)

> 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[1533]: connect from (

I guess "connect from (" is generated by runcvs 
not syslog nor syslog-ng. You have to force runcvs to do the lookup.
Pavel Mateja

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