A while ago the amount of queries I’ve been receiving has reached a threshold where I felt the need to be very honest about the type of questions I will answer (after all, we’re in business of providing networking-related services and if I want to continue blogging there has to be some revenue to pay the bills). Some people don’t mind and still send me requests for free information they need to implement the projects they’re paid to do. Recently I’ve got this shopping list …
My customer is asking me to do a reverse DNS entry in the DNS for his domain. But I do not have any DNS.
- What is the suggested DNS server hardware for an ISP?
- What is the procedure to be followed to inform the rest of the Internet that I own this pool?
- Do I need to register my company name and the allocated pool with any of IANA accredited registrars?
- Shall we use a single IP for registration or will our entire IP address pool be used?
- If I ask the registrar to make forward and reverse entry in their root server, do I also need to make the same entries in my DNS server?
- Is it mandatory to maintain master and slave DNS servers from the beginning? Do I need to allocate one of the allocated public IP to these servers and inform the register to make entries for this DNS server?
This is precisely the type of work that we’re best at: helping our clients plan and design their implementation, so I’ve politely offered our professional services. This is the reply I’ve received:
I appreciate your business mind. But I do feel, you need to spare some knowledge for free of cost like this.
Go figure …