"nres_gethostbyaddr !=" errors SOLVED!

From: Mike Jipping (jipping@frodo.cs.hope.edu)
Date: Wed Nov 07 1990 - 05:44:09 CST

Ever since upgrading to SunOS 4.1, we have been inundated with messages
on the console of our Internet gateway machine like

      nres_gethostbyaddr: some.name.org != its.correct.IP.addr

Judging by the traffic on sun-managers, others have hit on this and have
gone crazy trying to get rid of them.

About a week ago, I received a patch from Sun to fix this. There is no
REAL problem, the messages are erroneous. The fix is a new "ypserv"
program. I have included a snippet from the README file below after the

These patches are available on smaug.cs.hope.edu ( in
~ftp/pub as

   -rw-r--r-- 1 root 39626 Nov 7 06:37 nres_patch_sun3.tar.Z
   -rw-r--r-- 1 root 47160 Nov 7 06:37 nres_patch_sun4.tar.Z

Each file contains the README file and an architecture-specific patch.

We've been running this for about a week with no new messages. Hope
others find this useful.

      Mike Jipping
      Hope College Department of Computer Science
      jipping@cs.hope.edu (BITNET: JIPPING@HOPE)

      "Anatidaephobia: The fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck
       is watching you."
                                               -- Gary Larson

Patch-ID# 100141-01
Keywords: NIS DNS nres_gethostbyaddr messages console
Synopsis: nres_gethostbyaddr logs misleading messages to console
Date: 15-Oct-90
SunOS release: 4.1
Unbundled Product:
Unbundled Release:
BugId's fixed with this patch: 1039839

Architectures for which this patch is available: sun3, sun4

Obsoleted by:

Problem Description:

        DNS used in conjunction with NIS may generate syslog messages
        to the console something like :
        nres_gethostbyaddr: some.name.org != its.correct.IP.addr

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