Question

How else can I setup reverse dns?

Posted July 16, 2018 2.8k views
DNS Ubuntu 18.04

I am going to add a droplet that will serve 2 websites. One with email for my personal use.

I need reverse dns working. I read one way is to give the droplet a FQDN name and it will configure reverse dns automatically. But I want to stay organized, and it’s weird to give a shared server a dedicated name.

How else can this be done? Can I manually add some pointer record or something? Is there a manual method?

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

2 answers

Hello friend!

This is the only way to set the reverse DNS on our platform. You might consider a neutral hostname for it. This will also keep email headers more neutral because they will reference the server hostname, and they do need to reference a valid hostname to ensure any reasonable quality of email delivery (HELO statement must always match PTR). By neutral it could simply be registering a cheap domain that has no relevance to anything, and calling it “server1.mydomain.tld” or something like that.

Kind Regards,
Jarland

Thanks for the info.

Submit an Answer