[Herts] Webmin / SSL / FTP(?) and Reverse DNS!

Robert Horton rob at rthorton.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Nov 21 07:07:22 GMT 2003

On Sat, 2003-11-15 at 22:21, Oliver Cole wrote:
> Nicolas
> in-addr.arpa is a kinda posh way of talking about IP addresses, from what 
> I gather, the absolutely complete (canonical??) way of talking about IPs 
> is

They're used for mapping ip addresses to hostnames. To find the hostname
for you would look up the PTR record for (note the reverse order). The in-addr.arpa zone
is delegated by the IP registries.

For a standard cable account you won't have control over the reverse
DNS. Maybe you can configure webmin or apache (if it uses that?) not to
do hostname lookups..?


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