SUMMARY: Guantlet on Solaris 2.5

From: Chatch Ingersoll (
Date: Thu Feb 06 1997 - 08:57:59 CST

Thanks for the quick responses. Everybody pointed to a DNS problem. Here
we are using a split DNS, with the Gauntlet firewall as the external, and
a dedecated server for internal DNS. The firewall resolv.conf was pointing
back to it loopback address instead of the internal DNS. Thus the firewall
was unable to reverse lookup internal addresses to verify against its
net-perm table. The reason it would work after about 3-5 mins is the
resolver would time out and Gauntlet would then just use the IP address for
verification. This was really a case of too many cooks in the kitchen, and
very bad communication between me and my fellow Sys Admin's. Thanks again for
the quick pointers.

Chatch Ingersoll


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