Re: Winsock Help

William Perry (
Fri, 24 Nov 1995 10:52:18 -0800

Daniel W. Connolly writes:
> In message <Pine.LNX.3.91.951124155146.13590A-100000@ruby>, Isamar Maia writes:
> >
> >Dear Sirs,
> >
> >Sorry if I'm out of topic but my DialUp SLIP/PPP users cannot get W3
> >pages but other services using winsock. I've looked for the solution
> >through several ways but no success.
> You too, huh? I noticed this problem when I was at a conference
> in Texas. I called our system administrator, but everything looked
> fine from his end.
> Our best hypothesis at this point is that our server does a
> reverse DNS lookup on your address, and refuses service if
> that fails. Since the box I was using in Texas had no DNS
> hostname registered, I couldn't get at
> Can anyone else confirm this?
> The strange thing is that we have the server configured to
> _not_ do reverse DNS lookups in the interest of performance!

I can get to from home via our PPP dialins, which do not have
publicly exported DNS entries, so that can't be the only thing contributing
to it.

-Bill P.c