My proxy server is also a firewall between internal network and the DMZ
network. I had an earlier problem where clients were taking a long time to
connect. Turns out I was not resolving the internal names and the server
daemon was taking a long time to resolve the IP address to a name. It
eventually failed and allowed me to connect anyway.
I would prefer that it did not do this reverse lookup. Is there any way to
configure that? I am testing the TIS proxy toolkit on redHat Linux 2.0.30.
Our internal host table are kept in NIS and I owuld prefer not running NIS
on this box.
Also, ehnr I connect through the proxy server to a web server using the IP
address, I have no problems yet if I use the name, it responds with a
hostname unknown. I can however ping that machine by name (it is in the
hosts file). Any ideas what may be misconfigured?
Thanks in advance for any help.