[Biojava-l] Re: problems connecting to biojava.org FTP server...

Carolyn Curtis curtisc@genxy.com
Thu, 15 Jun 2000 11:46:02 -0700


Thanks - I really appreciate you're looking into
this for me... And you were able to give me something
concrete enough to pass on to our network security
team.  The jury's still out on whether or not this
is a feature or a problem!

Thanks again,

"chris.dag" wrote:

> Hello,
> Your FTP connections are getting rejected by our server
> because the daemon is unable to verify that you are
> not spoofing/faking your domain name.
> Here is what is happening:
> You are connecting from which resolves
> to "genset-9.genxy.com". Unfortunatly when our
> software tries to very this info by doing
> a nslookup on genset-9.genxy.com (hoping to
> get back as a response) an
> error occurs.
> The response that comes back is this:
> *** can't find genset-9.genxy.com: Non-existent host/domain
> Basically you (or your ISP) have some DNS problems
> that prohibit lookups on genset-9.genxy.com
> I will manually configure our server to allow
> incoming FTP connections from your IP address
> but if this changes in the future you will
> be locked out again.
> Please feel free to contact me if you need
> more info or clarification.
> Regards,
> Chris Dagdigian
> --
> Chris Dagdigian         (Home:Work) Genetics Insitute, Dept. of Genomics
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