[Interest] Any known issues with rDNS lookups on OS X?

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Apr 12 05:57:21 CEST 2016

On segunda-feira, 11 de abril de 2016 21:00:05 PDT Bob Hood wrote:
>      Bobs-Mac:repo bob$ host
>      Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
>      Bobs-Mac:repo bob$ host sikun
>      Host sikun not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
> So, obviously there is no host entry for a NAT'd machine on the local
> network  segment.  However, Windows machines identify other Windows
> machines correctly using this functionality on the same network
> segment.  Perhaps it's the Windows NetBIOS layer that is making that
> possible between Microsoft operating systems.

It could be.

Windows machines are also known to update their hostnames and reverse 
addresses with the AD DNS server. You can do that using the nsupdate command 
with GSSAPI (Kerberos) login.

Anwyay, not a Qt issue since there is no hostname to be retrieved in the first 

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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