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reverse lookups [was Re: Release page review / comments, plus HEADS UP to our mirrors.]

From: Jay <jay@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 23:12:03 -0500
Mail-followup-to: Jay <jay@meangrape.com>, Claus Assmann <dragonfly-kernel@esmtp.org>, kernel@crater.dragonflybsd.org

On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 08:51:49PM -0700, Claus Assmann wrote:
> The (static) IPv4 address of my computer is which maps
> to adsl-63-195-85-27.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net
> Forward and reverse lookup match; sendmail will not complain about
> the mapping (BTW: I'm the sendmail maintainer, so I know a bit about
> MTAs and anti-spam measures... and as I run the next generation of
> sendmail on my system I won't use some external "smart host".)

You need an in-addr.arpa delegation.  Then you can make the appropriate
entries in your DNS server.  Unfortunately, I rate the chances of
pacbell delegating a DSL user a reverse zone about zero.


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