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Standard User bet_here
(newbie) Tue 27-Jul-10 17:42:20
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585v7 DNS problem


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Hello All,

I need to set up basic DNS for a home network, and thought I'd try to set up my modem to do this.

I've added my domain...

>dns server config domain = higgs.me.uk

And thought it was all good...

$ dig macmini.higgs.me.uk

;; ANSWER SECTION:
macmini.higgs.me.uk. 0 IN A 192.168.1.70

;; Query time: 5 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.1.254#53(192.168.1.254)
;; WHEN: Tue Jul 27 17:31:05 2010
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 53

However with reverse lookups I get backslashes in the answer

$ dig -x 192.168.1.70

; <<>> DiG 9.6.0-APPLE-P2 <<>> -x 192.168.1.70
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 43287
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;70.1.168.192.in-addr.arpa. IN PTR

;; ANSWER SECTION:
70.1.168.192.in-addr.arpa. 0 IN PTR macmini.higgs\.me\.uk.

;; Query time: 6 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.1.254#53(192.168.1.254)
;; WHEN: Tue Jul 27 17:31:36 2010
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 76

This is with firmware 7.4.20.4.

Does anyone know if this is normal, or a bug that is fixed in later versions of the firmware.

Cheers, Simon.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 29-Apr-11 11:10:02
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Re: 585v7 DNS problem


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Hi,

I am seeing what seems to be the same problem on a 585v7 supplied by Be. I get exactly the same backslash-escaped domain name in my response to a dig query like yours. The reason I am noticing it is that a mac laptop on the network has been upgraded to a recent version of OS X (I don't know the details currently), and now it's mail software is being rejected when making SMTP connections, because it is using the backslashed domain in the identifier supplied in the initial 'EHLO' exchange.

Did you ever get to the bottom of this?

N
Standard User Rockh
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 29-Apr-11 12:07:24
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Re: 585v7 DNS problem


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On a post that's more than 6 months old...

Dave


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Standard User bet_here
(newbie) Sat 30-Apr-11 12:28:49
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Re: 585v7 DNS problem


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Hello N,

I didn't find a solution to this. I tried a couple of firmware versions, and also an older 716WL which did the same thing.

Simon.
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