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Greenhorn
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I have an AIX print server configured to allow anyone to print to it. The hosts.lpd file contains a "+" entry. Despite this, the lpd daemon insists on doing a reverse DNS lookup to get a hostname. This causes problems with PC's using DHCP because reverse DNS is not very reliable on these.

Is it possible to configure lpd to not do reverse DNS and allow printing?
 
Sheriff
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I'm afraid I can't offer much help myself, and it doesn't look as if anyone else is leaping to your aid. Have you tried any more-AIX-specific user groups or mailing lists ?
The only suggestion I can come up with is that you could maybe put a dummy host or dns-cache entry for each of your DHCP IP addresses which returns some unique name (e.g. machine-172.16.1.5, or whatever), so that the reverse-DNS lookup never actually goes out to the real DNS server.
Sorry I can't be of more help.
 
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