Allie M Hopkins wrote:

> ANY aix machine that I run dig @ns1.ntwo.net any.thing.com times out. I
> have tried 6 different aix machines with varying hardware, os version,
> software, administrators, etc. All fail. On ANY other os that I try:
> windows, openbsd, fedora, gentoo, this lookup is successful. How strange
> is that????? I dug a little deeper. When I traceroute to that nameserver,
> it never reaches it from our network.


> traceroute to 207.191.33.2 (207.191.33.2) from 130.39.3.5 (130.39.3.5), 30
> hops max


Looks like ns1.ntwo.net is more than 30 hops from your machines.
AIX apparently uses an initial TTL of 30 in UDP, see

http://secfr.nerim.net/docs/fingerpr...l_default.html

That references the AIX command "no", so look into that.

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