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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by axel_2078, May 13, 2014.

  1. axel_2078

    axel_2078 Android Enthusiast
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    I'm having a problem with Better Terminal Emulator Pro. I finally figured out how to save pre-configured ssh sessions. The problem is that the app can't seem to do reverse DNS lookups. I have my ssh session set to connect to my dynamic dns name. The problem is that when it tries to connect, it gives me an error because it can't find the host record. If I choose the local option instead and do an nslookup on my dynamic dns name, it gives me the same error and I noticed that the dns server it lists is I also noticed that if I just ping my dynamic dns host name, it replies and lists the IP for it. I don't understand this. Why can't this app do DNS lookups? Is it just a problem with this app? Is there another terminal application that will allow me to do this? When I had my iPhone 4s, I had a terminal app installed that could do exactly what I wanted and dns lookups were not an issue.


  2. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    This doesn't sound like a terminal issue, the terminal doesn't care.
    It sounds like a busybox issue. BTEP comes with it's own busybox and it's quite dated.
    Install busybox by Stericson.
  3. axel_2078

    axel_2078 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm not sure what to make of the busybox stuff you mentioned, but I installed a different terminal app and it worked just fine.
  4. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    Busybox is what gives you the Unix commands.
  5. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    More specifically,

    As suggested, Stericson's Busybox installer is generally the preferred way to make sure you've got a fully-functional version of busybox available on your device: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stericson.busybox
  6. axel_2078

    axel_2078 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the additional info, guys.
  7. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    Most custom ROMs also come with some version of busybox.
    I find myself replacing certain applets with Stericson's.
    Like hostname, vi, top, which, etc.
    I even had to remove bash that came with BTEP and replace that.

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