Inconsistent Hostname and IP Address

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host's hostname is not consistent with DNS information.

Description :

The name of this machine either does not resolve or resolves to a
different IP address.

This may come from a badly configured reverse DNS or from a host file
in use on the Nessus scanning host.

As a result, URLs in plugin output may not be directly usable in a web
browser and some web tests may be incomplete.

Solution :

Fix the reverse DNS or host file.

Risk factor :


Family: Settings

Nessus Plugin ID: 46215 ()

Bugtraq ID:


Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now