Logwatch Unmatched Entries

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at fantomas.sk
Mon Aug 17 09:03:40 UTC 2009

On 15.08.09 18:13, Eric Paulsen wrote:
> I've recently moved our DNS from FreeBSD 4 / Bind8 to CentOS 5.3  
> Bind9.4.3. These are not authoritative for any routable domains but are 
> for my NAT'd school network. I have an AD server ( that  
> forwards to my two Bind servers. I receive the logwatch each night and  
> have some questions.
> 1) Zone update refused from my windows workstations.
> Zone update refused:
> (60.1.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN): 24 Time(s)
> (smls.org/IN): 48 Time(s)
> (smls.org/IN): 4 Time(s)
> (smls.org/IN): 8 Time(s)
> (smls.org/IN): 12 Time(s)
> (smls.org/IN): 15 Time(s)
> (smls.org/IN): 1 Time(s)
> What are these machines trying to do?

windows machines by default try to register their internet connection in
DNS. That should be done by DHCP and similar servers but microsoft had a
"genial" idea so they ask by themselves.

it can be turned off but the default is on...

sorry, I don't know about the rest...

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