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Reverse DNS giving away my plusnet username!

llennoc
Grafter
Posts: 26
Registered: 14-05-2009

Reverse DNS giving away my plusnet username!

Yeah, so I went to this site:
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
and discovered that unknown to me, plus net has been providing my username as part of the reverse DNS string on the internet. Can't this be turned off? Why on earth would anyone want to broadcast their ISP username to all the sites they visit?
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itsme
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Registered: 07-04-2007

Re: Reverse DNS giving away my plusnet username!

Do require a static IP? If not the easiest route is to change to a dynamic IP.
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Re: Reverse DNS giving away my plusnet username!

You can get the reverse DNS to username turned off but I think you have to raise a ticket
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Re: Reverse DNS giving away my plusnet username!

Yeah I have mine switched off, there is a specific path through the help assistant.

Customer / Moderator / If it helped click the thumb / If it fixed it click 'This fixed my problem'

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Re: Reverse DNS giving away my plusnet username!