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By ssssss2 ·
How do I check the RDNS entry for my mail servers? Suppose my mail server is test.exapmle.com(ip= 65.34.56.121) what should be my RDNS?

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by jguasch In reply to Reverse DNS

Are you talking about MX? or simple reverse lookup?

nslookup "your mail servers fqdn"

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by CXY In reply to Reverse DNS

your RDNS address should be 121.56.34.65.in-addr.arpa

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by thys_kitshoff In reply to Reverse DNS

if you have a linux box standing around just do a "dig" on the ip or DNS name or try using http://ntcanuck.com/net/tools/dig/index.php

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by corey1981 In reply to Reverse DNS

you can use NSLOOKUP on windows NT or XP.
nslookup 65.34.56.121
this will give you the PTR (AKA pointer record) for your ip address. if you are running your own mail server, you should get your isp to set up the PTR record for your ip address to point to mail.example.com (if example.com was your domain name) so that you will not have as many problems sending email to aol & getting black-listed. They will usually only change your PTR record if you are a business class customer. then when you run
nslookup 65.34.56.121 you would get mail.example.com instead of the 121-56-34-65.in-addr.arpa

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by huffc In reply to Reverse DNS

http://www.dnsstuff.com/
Very handy site for checking DNS related issues.

Regards,

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by jwoods In reply to Reverse DNS

On Unix, using nslookup you should get:

# nslookup 65.34.56.121

121.56.34.65.in-addr.arpa name = test.exapmle.com.

Hope this helps!!!

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