AddIPAliases - slow.conf configuration item


The AddIPAliases slow.conf configuration item instructs slowmilt to record events in the following manner:

This AddIPAliases item is declared like this: By default, AddIPAliases is false, so no aliased IP number records are added.

Note two critical concerns:

  1. Because DNS lookups can hang for up to 90 seconds, you should only define this item if you have access to a fast or caching name sever.
  2. If your system lacks getipnodebyaddr(3), this item will be unavailable. This is because gethostbyaddr is not thread-safe.
If you attempt to define this item as true on a host that lacks the getipnodebyaddr(3) routine, the following warning will print and this item will be ignored: