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    Reverse DNS (rDNS) is IP address to domain name mapping - the opposite of forward (normal) DNS which maps domain names to IP addresses. One of the applications of reverse DNS is as a spam filter. It is mostly used for tracking where a web-site visitor came from, or where an e-mail message originated.
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    Thumbs up rDNS

    Quote Originally Posted by ColockerDC View Post
    Now a days one of the main purpose of having reverse RDS is spam filtering
    Yes, but it only makes works for domains with a *dedicated* IP. Just listing the hostname does not really work well here.

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    Reverse DNS is IP address to domain name mapping just as the DNS resolves domain names into associated IP addresses.

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    Reverse DNS (rDNS) is a method of resolving an IP address into a domain name, just as the domain name system (DNS) resolves domain names into associated IP addresses.

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    Thanks For Sharing your opinion.

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    DNS, which stands for domain name system, controls your domain name's website and email settings. When visitors go to your domain name, its DNS settings control which company's server it reaches out to.

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    This site performs a reverse DNS lookup of an IP address by searching domain name registry and registrar tables. IP addresses are four numbers in the range of 0 to 255 separated by periods.

    You may be able to identify the domain name of a spammer sending you spam email or the domain name of a computer trying to break into your firewall or someone trying to hack your system.

    You may also be able to use this information to determine the name of the internet service provider assigned to a particular IP address

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    Reverse DNS" redirects here. For Java-like naming convention, see Reverse domain name notation.
    In computer networking, reverse DNS lookup or reverse DNS resolution (rDNS) is the determination of a domain name associated with an IP address via querying DNS - the reverse of the usual "forward" DNS lookup of an IP from a domain name.

    The process of reverse resolving an IP address uses the pointer DNS record type (PTR record).

    Although the informational RFC 1912 (Section 2.1) specifies that "Every Internet-reachable host should have a name" and that "For every IP address, there should be a matching PTR record...", it is not an actual standards requirement, and not all IP addresses have a reverse entry.

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    In computer networking, reverse DNS lookup or reverse DNS resolution (rDNS) is the determination of a domain name associated with an IP address via querying DNS the reverse of the usual "forward" DNS lookup of an IP from a domain name.

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    According to me Reserve DNS is the determination of the domain name which is associated with given IP address.

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    reverse DNS is nothing but reversing of your PCs DNS address for ex. 234 to 432 it is normally used to hide identity of user .

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    A reverse DNS lookup retrieves the hostname of an IP address. It is the reverse of the usual forward DNS lookup where DNS is queried for the IP address of a certain hostname.

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    Reverse DNS is IP address to domain name mapping - the opposite of forward (normal) DNS which maps domain names to IP addresses.

    Reverse DNS is separate from forward DNS.
    Forward DNS for "abc.com" pointing to IP address "1.2.3.4", does not necessarily mean that reverse DNS for IP "1.2.3.4" also points to "abc.com".
    This comes from two separate sets of data.

    A special PTR-record type is used to store reverse DNS entries. The name of the PTR-record is the IP address with the segments reversed + ".in-addr.arpa".
    For example the reverse DNS entry for IP 1.2.3.4 would be stored as a PTR-record for "4.3.2.1.in-addr.arpa".

    Reverse DNS is also different from forward DNS in who points the zone (domain name) to your DNS server.
    With forward DNS, you point the zone to your DNS server by registering that domain name with a registrar.
    With reverse DNS, your Internet connection provider (ISP) must point (or "sub-delegate") the zone ("....in-addr.arpa") to your DNS server.
    Without this sub-delegation from your ISP, your reverse zone will not work.

    Reverse DNS is mostly used by humans for such things as tracking where a web-site visitor came from, or where an e-mail message originated etc.
    It is typically not as critical in as forward DNS - visitors will still reach your web-site just fine without any reverse DNS for your web-server IP or the visitor's IP.

    However reverse DNS is important for one particular application.
    Many e-mail servers on the Internet are configured to reject incoming e-mails from any IP address which does not have reverse DNS.
    So if you run your own e-mail server, reverse DNS must exist for the IP address that outgoing e-mail is sent from.
    It does not matter what the reverse DNS record for your IP address points to as long as it is there. If you host multiple domains on one e-mail server, just setup reverse DNS to point to whichever domain name you consider primary.
    (e-mail servers checking for reverse DNS do recognize that it is normal to host many domains on a single IP address and it would be impossible to list all those domains in reverse DNS for the IP).

    Special note about AOL:
    It appears that AOL has recently restricted this even further:
    They also require that reverse DNS points to a "fully qualified domain name" (we assume they mean a name with 3 or more segments, such as "mail.jhsoft.com"), and that this name does not contain the segments "in-addr.arpa" and is not just an IP address.
    If you want to be able to send e-mail to AOL users, the reverse DNS record for your e-mail server IP address must adhere to this as well.

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    Reverse DNS is a method of resolving an IP address into a domain name, just as the domain name system resolves domain names into associated IP addresses.

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