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Standard User lconroy
(newbie) Sat 22-Dec-12 15:46:23
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static IP and rDNS


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Hi Folks,
Like most of the human host, I'm thinking of moving to PlusNet's fibre unlimited product. I'm running servers at home, so need a static IP address, and also need my hostname in reverse DNS as well.

So ... assuming that PlusNet really can assign a static IP address (i.e. one that doesn't change or get re-ssigned to someone else -- even in unspecified "rare circumstances") ...

Can they/how does one ask for a host name (i.e. FQDN from customer's domain) to be set up in reverse DNS, so that doing a DNS reverse lookup gets that hostname?

all the best,
Lawrence
Standard User sills
(regular) Sat 22-Dec-12 16:58:55
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Re: static IP and rDNS


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They can give you a static IP address.

To get the rDNS changed you request it through the Help Assistant on the portal. Click Technical Support > Domains & DNS > Change my Reverse DNS configuration.

Andy
Standard User lconroy
(newbie) Sat 22-Dec-12 18:53:32
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Re: static IP and rDNS


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Thanks for the fast and clear reply. I like this; now to get my MAC.


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Standard User sills
(regular) Sat 22-Dec-12 19:56:23
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Re: static IP and rDNS


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No problem. I forgot to mention, there is a £5 set-up fee for static IPs on home accounts.

Andy
Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Sat 22-Dec-12 23:10:57
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Re: static IP and rDNS


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By default you get rDNS of username.plus.com

jelv

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Standard User lconroy
(newbie) Sun 23-Dec-12 00:48:00
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Re: static IP and rDNS


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Hi again,
thanks -- as a professional paranoid, that's a really good reason to set rDNS sharpish if ever there was one.
all the best,
Lawrence
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