Opened 16 years ago

Last modified 16 years ago

#89 new enhancement

DNS server should have PTR records

Reported by: broder Owned by: broder
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: dns Version:
Keywords: Cc:


There's currently no way to go from an IP address (or, say, sipb-vm-##) to a VM name without having access to the database. This in particular was annoying when I was trying to come up with the names of the VMs affected by the OpenSSH bug, but there are more general cases where this could be problematic.

It would be convenient if the DNS server responded to PTR requests for IP addresses that XVM is serving.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by price

I agree this would be good. It will require to be delegated to us, so we'll have to ask Network. The request for a separate Moira network is a higher priority (e.g., we'd set the contact fields so that OpenSSH notice would go to the machines' real contacts and not to us) and probably a prerequisite, so I'll see that request through before really asking about this.

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by broder

I was thinking that we wouldn't need to get the space delegated - the server would just respond to those sorts of requests if they were pointed directly at it.

comment:3 Changed 16 years ago by price

OK, sure, might as well.

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