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Old 08-25-2013, 04:09 AM   #1
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In my auth.log file "apache2: gethostby*.getanswer: asked for ...". What's that ?


I found this line in my auth.log file :

Aug 24 18:10:09 xxxxxxxx apache2: gethostby*.getanswer: asked for "adserver.adtech.de IN AAAA", got type "SOA"

What does it mean ?
 
Old 08-25-2013, 05:58 AM   #2
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In short an AAAA record was requested (the IPv6 address of the host) but the authoritative name server for the domain returned a "Start of Authority" record (basically administrative details of a zone). This is a configuration error on the part of the DNS admin who's responsible for the authoritative name server.
 
Old 08-25-2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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Good news, so this is not related to some kind of hacking...
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