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Reverse DNS

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by GoWilkes, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. GoWilkes

    GoWilkes Well-Known Member

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    I'm still tweaking a new server, and now comes the point where I set up Reverse DNS. My last 2 servers, the management company did this for me, but now it's on me.

    I can set it up through the management company's GUI, so that's good, except that I have no idea what to put!

    In the GUI, I select the Vlan, and beneath that it says:

    IP Address:
    IP Filter: [input]

    Reverses to:
    Search: [input]
    Replace: [input]

    [Replace]

    TTL:
    Set TTL: [input]

    [Save records]

    (where, obviously, [input] represents an <input type="text"> box, and [Save records] represents a submit button)

    Then, beneath that is another form that says:

    If you wish to add an individual PTR record you may add it using the following form:

    IP Address: [input]
    Reverses To: [input]
    TTL: [input]

    [Add record]

    OK, so, now what? Am I changing something to be saved, or adding a new record? Either way, how do I know what to enter? The whole thing is about as clear as mud to me :)
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    Wouldn't they have some sort of instructions since its their GUI?
     
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    You would think, right? The instructions given were:

    ***
    Click on the arrow button to display all of your IPs on that server and update the PTR record there.

    Please verify that you add the trailing period (dot) at the end of your PTR entry.
    ***

    On the page with the form, I have the following intro:

    ***
    <Provider> provides the ability to edit reverse DNS records for IP addresses assigned to the account

    Filters
    When viewing records, you may filter them by IP and/or record data by typing text or regular expressions into the field.
    A % may be used as a wildcard.
    Only rows which match the filter will be shown.
    Text replacements and TTL changes will only be applied to visible items.
    Click the arrow icon next to each server to view associated IP Addresses.
    ***

    That's pretty much everything I have to work with. What's a PTR record? Where would I enter a PTR record, when no field in the form says anything even close to PTR?
     
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    You might do better to contact your host about their GUI. ;)
     
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