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mpmc
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reverse dns for static ip no longer possible?

Hi folks,

Our contract is ending soon, and we've been mostly happy with the service apart from one small issue that seems to only impact me when using VPNs and SSH. I've heard that switching to a static IP may resolve this, however I've been informed by customer services that the reverse dns cannot be changed from username.plus.com (I'm sure I read it could). Is this still the case?

Thanks.

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Re: reverse dns for static ip no longer possible?

@mpmc  well it could 6 months ago https://community.plus.net/t5/Everything-else/Static-IP/m-p/1656897

I'd be pretty sure you got duff gen from the CSC agent. It's not something that they would be familiar with.

I'm sure one of the more experienced PN help team will be along shortly to assist...

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mpmc
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Re: reverse dns for static ip no longer possible?

@MisterW I thought it could but apparently.. not, well not anymore.


Me: I see, there used to be an option to request this in a ticket, but I cannot find that anymore.
CSC: no as the team that dealt with this has been disbanded as we no longer offer support or do you mean to add a static IP? If so then I can add this for you

Me: Can you tell me what the reverse dns will be though?
Me: I'd prefer it if it wasn't username.plus.com.
CSC: are you wanting to use a domain or something instead?

Me: No.
Me: I just want the reverse to be an IP (not username.plus.com).
CSC: let me have a look as not sure

CSC: Try this Click Here and tell me if it works?

Me: Ah yes, this is what I was looking for!
CSC: Thought so

Me: Are you able to set it to your-static-ip.plus.com please?
CSC: just had a look and no it will not allow it to be adjusted.

Me: So it's stuck as username.plus.com?
CSC: yes unfortunately

Me: Ah Sad That is going to be a pain then.
CSC: do you want to add a static IP

Me: Not if it uses username.plus.com.


Perhaps @Gandalf might know? Smiley

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Re: reverse dns for static ip no longer possible?

There's a wizard in the Help Assistant for it - log in to your account and click https://www.plus.net/wizard/?p=wizard&page=22425&wizard_id=38

 

The narrative says:

Changing Reverse DNS configuration
We can change your reverse DNS if you wish;

 

Alternative Reverse DNS options
The available rDNS configurations are:
username.plus.com (Default setting)
your-static-ip.plus.com (ie 212-159-0-2.plus.com)
any-host-name.domain.co.uk*
domain.co.uk*

 

Then there's an entry box further down the page to submit your choice.

 

When I did it I seem to remember you have to get the static IP enabled first then submit the rDNS request. The latter took a day or maybe two to process.

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Re: reverse dns for static ip no longer possible?

 

Hi @mpmc

 

This can definitely be done - my apologies for the confusion.

 

If you add the static IP via the Member Centre and then check back in here we'll be able to get that sorted for you.

 

Best wishes

 

Dave

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mpmc
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Re: reverse dns for static ip no longer possible?

@RandallFlagg 

Great! Smiley I've gone ahead and added it, over to you Smiley

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Re: reverse dns for static ip no longer possible?

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Thanks for getting back to us @mpmc

I've processed that for you now and the change should go through within 24 hours.

If it's still showing the username after then let us know

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Re: reverse dns for static ip no longer possible?

Thought I'd post an update after switching the static IP on!

I have to say it has made a big difference in the connection. SSH & VPN don't seem to be lagging anymore. I could be wrong but perhaps going via 1**.hiper04.sheff.dial.plus.net.uk was the issue before? Who knows, but anyway it's an improvement!