[Netalyzr] Incorrect warning

Alan Dacey Sr. grokit at ajinfosearch.com
Thu Aug 11 16:57:54 PDT 2011

Hi all, I just checked out netalyzer (me likes!) and have a bug to report.  I found no info on where to do it so I subscribed and am posting it to the list.  If this is the wrong place then please let me know the correct way to report bugs.

I got a warning that should never have shown up as such.  I have an extensive /etc/hosts file that blocks many evil and/or annoying sites by redirecting them to localhost.  All three of the flagged sites are in the /hosts file.

Unwarrented warnings (in red) showed up on the results.

Expected action:
DNS lookups of popular domains should be treated as information instead of warnings when the IP address is (localhost)

Taken from the test results:

DNS lookups of popular domains (?): Warning
3 popular names have a significant anomaly. The ownership suggested by the reverse name lookup does not match our understanding of the original name. This could be caused by an error somewhere in the domain information, deliberate blocking or redirection of a site using DNS, or it could be that your ISP's DNS Server is acting as a DNS "Man-in-the-Middle". 
IP Address
Reverse Name/SOA

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