This forum also badly needs a quote function…
They should implement TinyMCE… I’ve used it in some of my works, and it’s very simple to use and write extensions for.
Well there actually IS a standard way. It’s just not easy to delegate control over single IP addresses to customers using the standard way. Managing whole /24 subnets is much easier, namely identical to managing forward zones.
That makes sense. I for sure don’t need /24 subnets for my site, but they’re a hosting company, they should be used to it using their “dirty” ways.
Sometimes hosters offer web interfaces where customers can configure the reverse DNS entries for their servers. My hoster does it that way e.g. For every IP that my server has, I can enter the desired hostname in the management web site.
Unfortunately, my host doesn’t do it that way; at least to my knowledge. They never gave me any control panel of some kind for DNS management.
On the hoster’s end. Only he can tell the registry who is responsible for nameservers under their in-addr.arpa subdomains.
Okay, that makes sense. They only control the in-addr.arpa subdomains for our IPs then…
Well… yeah, partly. Yes, they could do that, then the RDNS would resolve correctly. But then it is no longer under your control, and the hoster needs to set it, either by you telling them to enter there what you want, or by offering one of the aforementioned web interfaces for you to enter stuff there.
How would it be no longer under my control? As of right now, I do understand my PTR settings are correct, but the hosts are not.
That is true, for the most part. There are also just humans working there, and humans make mistakes. Though as I said, it appears to me that they set the PTR record intentionally to what it is, and that they tried to delegate control over it to you this way. Question: What exactly did you ask them to do that led to this kind of setup?
I actually quite simply said after some talking: "Yes, I would like RDNS enabled… please just make it “server1.techcores.com.” That wasn’t the right thing to say, was it? Sorry for being such a n00b now, I try not to be, but can you offer something to correct my RDNS issues? The only way to really learn this stuff is through someone else. So hopefully, this’ll help someone else who stumbles upon this issue. Most threads on here that I found aren’t per se helpful…