Inconsistent Hostname and IP Address

Info Nessus Plugin ID 46215

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 46215

File Name: bad_rdns.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: Settings

Published: 2010/05/03

Modified: 2016/08/05

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info