localhost tries to go through the outside world - VMS

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  1. localhost tries to go through the outside world

    Hi folks.

    I've never used Multinet before, but decided to get a Hobbyist license
    and learn all about it (I previously had TCP/IP Services running).

    I'm sure I've made a basic config mistake here, but I can't see it...

    I've got it up and running OK, but...

    $ telnet localhost
    Trying... [80.219.80.21] %MULTINET-F-ECONNREFUSED, Connection refused

    (it does the same if I use the short names to access itself or
    my Mac)

    Now, this system is behind a router at 192.168.1.1, so it shouldn't be
    going to the outside world at all.

    Config details:

    $ mult show/route
    MultiNet IP Routing tables at 13-SEP-2006 03:47:32.79:
    Destination Gateway Flags Refcnt Use Interface
    MTU
    ---------- ---------- ----- ------ ----- ---------
    ----
    DEFAULT-GATEWAY 192.168.1.1 U,G,S 3 5702 se0
    1500
    LOCALHOST LOCALHOST U,H,Local 3 7629 lo0
    4168
    192.168.1/24 DINA.STURE.HOMEI U 3 0 se0
    1500

    $ type hosts.local

    ; Local network definitions
    ;
    NET : 0.0.0.0 : DEFAULT-GATEWAY :
    NET : 127.0.0.0 : LOOPBACK-NET :
    ; Local host definitions
    ;
    HOST : 127.0.0.1 : LOCALHOST : : : :

    HOST : 192.168.1.22 : DINA.STURE.HOMEIP.NET,DINA : PWS-600AU : VMS : :
    HOST : 192.168.1.41 : MAC.STURE.HOMEIP.NET,MAC : APPLE-IBOOK : OS-X : :

    Any pointers gratefully received.

    --
    Paul Sture

  2. Re: localhost tries to go through the outside world

    Could be a DNS configuration problem.
    What does
    $ MULT NSLOOKUP LOCALHOST
    show? or
    $ MULT DIG LOCALHOST

    I did a lookup on your posting headers and got the following:
    $mult nslookup mac.sture.homeip.net
    Server: LOCALHOST
    Address: 127.0.0.1

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: STURE.HOMEIP.NET
    Address: 80.219.80.21
    Aliases: MAC.STURE.HOMEIP.NET

    LOCALHOST resolving to 127.0.0.1 is a convention - there is nothing special
    in the name server to force that, it works via the same configuration that
    all other translations go through.

    "Paul Sture" wrote in message
    newsaul.sture.nospam-73C62D.04191613092006@mac.sture.homeip.net...
    > Hi folks.
    >
    > I've never used Multinet before, but decided to get a Hobbyist license
    > and learn all about it (I previously had TCP/IP Services running).
    >
    > I'm sure I've made a basic config mistake here, but I can't see it...
    >
    > I've got it up and running OK, but...
    >
    > $ telnet localhost
    > Trying... [80.219.80.21] %MULTINET-F-ECONNREFUSED, Connection refused
    >
    > (it does the same if I use the short names to access itself or
    > my Mac)
    >
    > Now, this system is behind a router at 192.168.1.1, so it shouldn't be
    > going to the outside world at all.
    >
    > Config details:
    >
    > $ mult show/route
    > MultiNet IP Routing tables at 13-SEP-2006 03:47:32.79:
    > Destination Gateway Flags Refcnt Use Interface
    > MTU
    > ---------- ---------- ----- ------ ----- ---------
    > ----
    > DEFAULT-GATEWAY 192.168.1.1 U,G,S 3 5702 se0
    > 1500
    > LOCALHOST LOCALHOST U,H,Local 3 7629 lo0
    > 4168
    > 192.168.1/24 DINA.STURE.HOMEI U 3 0 se0
    > 1500
    >
    > $ type hosts.local
    >
    > ; Local network definitions
    > ;
    > NET : 0.0.0.0 : DEFAULT-GATEWAY :
    > NET : 127.0.0.0 : LOOPBACK-NET :
    > ; Local host definitions
    > ;
    > HOST : 127.0.0.1 : LOCALHOST : : : :
    >
    > HOST : 192.168.1.22 : DINA.STURE.HOMEIP.NET,DINA : PWS-600AU : VMS : :
    > HOST : 192.168.1.41 : MAC.STURE.HOMEIP.NET,MAC : APPLE-IBOOK : OS-X : :
    >
    > Any pointers gratefully received.
    >
    > --
    > Paul Sture




  3. Re: localhost tries to go through the outside world

    In article ,
    "Richard Whalen" wrote:

    > Could be a DNS configuration problem.


    It looks like it. I was hoping to just set up the local names and then
    tackle DNS later.

    > What does
    > $ MULT NSLOOKUP LOCALHOST


    $ mult nslookup localhost
    Server: LOCALHOST
    Address: 127.0.0.1

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: sture.homeip.net
    Address: 80.219.80.21
    Aliases: LOCALHOST.sture.homeip.net

    But if I substitute a non-existent node name, it gives the same.

    It's as if it's completely ignoring the contents of my HOSTS.LOCAL, (and
    yes, I have compiled it and done @ INSTALL_DATABASES).

    > show? or
    > $ MULT DIG LOCALHOST
    >
    > I did a lookup on your posting headers and got the following:
    > $mult nslookup mac.sture.homeip.net
    > Server: LOCALHOST
    > Address: 127.0.0.1
    >
    > Non-authoritative answer:
    > Name: STURE.HOMEIP.NET
    > Address: 80.219.80.21
    > Aliases: MAC.STURE.HOMEIP.NET
    >
    > LOCALHOST resolving to 127.0.0.1 is a convention - there is nothing special
    > in the name server to force that, it works via the same configuration that
    > all other translations go through.



    Perhaps the use of localhost was a red herring. I am actually trying to
    do something like $ telnet mac.

    --
    Paul Sture

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