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Back Translate address request

By wdjacks ·
I am sending a request from a 2000 Server to a OpenVMS server that worked just fine until I added an HP ProCurve 2626 to the mix. Now I get an "Network Login Failure: Failure on the back translate address request". I get this on the VMS side when I try to start an ODBC data import from the Windows 2000 Sever side. It's been flying without an hitch for years.

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by mshavrov In reply to Back Translate address re ...

Most likely it's trying to perform "reverse DNS". Check your DNS server that you have proper zones configured. Usually, you have "forward zones", named like "", where you put host names and corresponding IP addresses. But also you should create "reverse zone", named like "", which containes "ip-to-name" translations.

You may verify if you have it configured, trying to resolve IP addresses of your servers. In good case it should give you the same name you use in your ODBC connections.

Good luck,

Michael Shavrov
MCSE W2K, MCSE+I, CCNP, CCDP, Checkpoint CSSA, Sun SCSA, Security+

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by wdjacks In reply to

I'm familar with lookup zones. The thing is OpenVMS is not using NT DNS. Thanks for nothing. Since you got the points on your own.

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