Reverse DNS lookup & syslog (Debian 4.0)

Brian O'Mahony brian.omahony at
Tue Feb 16 04:24:15 CST 2010

Not my call. Network engineers won't even entertain the idea.

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From: linux-poweredge-bounces at [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jefferson Ogata
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 4:52 AM
To: linux-poweredge at
Subject: Re: Reverse DNS lookup & syslog (Debian 4.0)

On 2010-02-15 10:22, Brian O'Mahony wrote:
> Not possible with 600+ machines in different locations around the world. MAC reservations for clients is not an option here.

Only 600+? Of course it's possible. The only legitimate reason to use
non-static assignment is if you don't have enough address space for your
devices and they need to take turns.

Not knowing what devices are attaching to your networks gives you
exactly the sort of problem you're currently trying to find a kluge for,
and invites unwelcome guests on your network.

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