reverse dns lookup question.

Posted on 2013-02-01
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Last Modified: 2013-02-02
when I lookup ip using the public dns tools, I type in the hostname and it returns the IP.  When I type in the IP address in reverse dns lookup, it does not return the hostname.  

HOw do I know the reverse dns record is setup correctly in public dns servers?

Please advise.

Question by:nav2567
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If it returns nothing
There is no reverse Dns set

If it returns and incorrect (or an in-arpa )
You will need to request it is modified from your service provider
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Read through this thread
It gives reasonable background to rdns


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Here is the problem.  We have an A record for ftp.domain1.com and a cname record ftp.domain2.com ftp.domain1.com.  We have a connection problem with ftp.domain2.com which we believe the reverse lookup record is not setup correctly.  

What do we need to tell our DNS provider?
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If this is FTP routing access (using A &cname alias)
I cannot see how rdns is involved at all?

Can you describe the connection error and what you are trying to do in more detail ?
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This article describes rdns and how it is used


As you will see it suggests rdns is not relevant to your problem
Which is all forward resolution dependent on A and CNAME records

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