Thanks for that, but I do need to set up the reverse DNS to interact with a script on another host.
It looks pretty straight forward, but I have just one question.
Once I set it up and then restart named, do I need to do more? Will the reverse dns find it's way into the net via the name servers, or do I need to contact whoever is responsible for the bit of the net above me in the tree?
My server is located in Canada somewhere and reverse dns at the moment on my host IP address shows xxx.xxx.xxx.in-addr.arpa as a machine name belonging to them and being resolved by their nameservers.
i.e. do they need to deligate those queries to my nameservers?
hope I explained that right
Oh OK after a lot of browsing on the net I found the answer to that one.
My ISP has to either
A) Set up the reverse DNS on their servers or
B) Deligate the lookup to my server.
Shame my ISP "technical support" couldn't tell me that in the first place.
Last edited by davespink; 02-27-2005 at 08:11 PM.