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Old 09-30-2005, 02:30 PM   #1
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Strange hostname - Router Problem?


Howdy,

I was playing around with my computer today, when I noticed something odd. I have 3 computers connected to the internet through a LinkSys Wireless-G Router (WRK54G, to be exact).
nocturne.inflectus.com - My workstation.
minuet.inflectus.com - My server.
bolero.inflectus.com - My practice computer. It's where I play around and break things.
Anyway, earlier today, I was playing around on bolero and noticed that the network cable was unplugged. So, I plug it in, and I turned off the computer, because I had to run some errands. When I came back and booted bolero up, the hostname was now euclide.cu.lu. I thought this was a bit strange, but thought that perhaps my router had assigned some random name to the poor thing. I went on about my business, thinking nothing of it.
Then, I was perusing RedHat Network on nocturne and here's what I saw on my system overview: http://www.inflectus.com/random/Screenshot.png You'll notice that my hostname is listed as design-cal.central.cu.lu. That said when I run $hostname - it echoes nocturne.inflectus.com.
Does anyone have ANY idea why my computers (In Texas) are getting assigned hostnames from University of Luxembourg? Any advice on how to stop it? Thanks so much.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 02:38 PM   #2
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chk for rootkits?

check logs?

what is the host name of your machine?
[host ip_address]

this is interesting. let us know what you find out!
 
Old 09-30-2005, 02:54 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by mikedeatworld
chk for rootkits?
Nope. None found.

Quote:
check logs?
Aside from a few "error: Bind to port 22 on 0.0.0.0 failed: Address already in use." - nothing unusual...

Quote:
what is the host name of your machine?
[host ip_address]
Code:
$host design-cal.central.cu.lu
design-cal.central.cu.lu has address 193.168.1.100

$ host 193.168.1.100
100.1.168.193.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer design-cal.central.cu.lu.

$ host 193.168.1.101
101.1.168.193.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer euclide.central.cu.lu.
I am so confused....

Last edited by logosys; 09-30-2005 at 02:58 PM.
 
  


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