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Old 04-12-2007, 12:25 AM   #1
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what is the actual use of PTR record in DNS


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Can anyone tell me , what is the actual work done by PTR record in a reverse DNS???? How it is functioning??? What will happen if there is no PTR record exists????
 
Old 04-12-2007, 01:15 AM   #2
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I'm not sure what you want to know based on the first 2 questions.

It works just like any other tld. PTR records are put under ".arpa" in the in-addr.arpa zone

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What will happen if there is no PTR record exists????
Generally nothing. Its not required to have a PTR record. Sometimes mail servers will perform a reverse lookup on the sending IP. Some ssl sites require reverse DNS, and you may see a slow initial connection when using ssh if there is a lack of a reverse mapping.
 
  


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