only some IP clients fail with gethostbyname: unknown error, but browsers & nslo

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Subject: only some IP clients fail with gethostbyname: unknown error, but browsers & nslo
Posted by:  Earth (EarthWer…@gmail.com)
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008

Greetings

On Windows 2000, using putty, or the flashfxp ftp flient, we started
getting the message, "gethostbyname: unknown error" when attempting to
connect to any host, using fqdn, or ip, same error results.

This just started out of the blue, and was not an issue before.  These
clients had worked fine for years.

The strange thing is that from the same machine, we can access any web
site via any browser.

Also, when using the command prompt we can ftp into the any site that
flashfxp could before.

nslookup works fine too, making it even stranger, is it something in
winsock?

What should we do?  Can we reinstall something?  Is this a known
attack that renders a PC like this?

SpyBotS&D says we are clean.

EarthWer…@gmail.com

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