Re: ERROR, when someone logs on...

From: George Greer (
Date: 09/20/99

On Mon, 20 Sep 1999, Daniel A. Koepke wrote:

>Today, Emil Nilimaa spake to the list:
>> SYSERR: gethostbyaddr: Connection timed out
>> Sep 20 19:19:11 :: WARNING: EOF on socket read (connection broken by peer)
>> Sep 20 19:19:11 :: Losing descriptor without char.
>> Sep 20 19:19:11 :: SYSERR: Missed 80 seconds worth of pulses.
>One might assume that you have a slow nameserver, then, or its just this
>guy's site that you're having problems with.  gethostbyaddr() is a
>blocking function, which is a non-factor for people with fast nameservers
>(thankfully, the majority).  While on as Implementor type "slowns" and
>then see if the guy can login correctly and write down his IP address when
>he does.  After that, add the following function to comm.c somewhere above

For other good solutions, look under:


Look at files like 'dns*'

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