dnsreport and cpanel's dnszone template

anup123

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Question is that why was following excluded:

mail A record
then MX record to that A record

instead of the way it is currently setup.
It works fine as far as named based accounts are concerned, but for dedicated IP based accounts, dnreport.com shows a big red colum.

Or is it that my template is messed up or my question is completely wierd?

TIA
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bking

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Not sure what your meaning...
Are you saying that is the way it is setup? or why isn't it setup that way?
 

anup123

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Why Isn't Setup This Way. Let me elaborate for reasons:

(1) Reason 1 : more wrt DNSreport.com issue (a red warning when IP based accounts are checked)


Server IP : xxx.yyy.zzz.ddd
Reverse PTR exists for this

Name Based Hosting has the email also operating on Server IP and all accounts on name based hosting have everything fine.

When it's IP based Hosting (xxx.yyy.zzz.dde) then on dnsreport.com

Reverse DNS entries for MX records turns into a RED Warning because it is looking for PTR for xxx.yyy.zzz.dde


(2) Reason 2: Splitting Hosting is just a matter of changing A record then

If a client wants to shift hosting or email to some other host, then it would just need changing either of the A record. Currently to do this, it would involve a manual work.

Hope i was able to express my thoughts clearly.

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easyhoster1

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That because the dedicated IP needs a reverse lookup and must be set by your noc. This is not a problem really, as the host server is still sending the mail if you look at the headers.