DO Ideas 2

PTR entry for IPv6 addresses

Reverse entries for IPv6 addresses, just like IPv4 addresses have.

  • Joonas Lahtinen
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    Hi all, By default, the each Droplet with IPv6 enabled will be configured with a single IPv6 address. This is the address that will be used for any PTR records that will be generated for domains pointing at your server. Like with IPv4, if the hostname given to the Droplet is a FQDN, the PTR record will be generated automatically. If you're looking for more control over PTR records more generally, there is an open request for allowing users to manually set PTR records. Please vote for it if that's something you'd like to see: https://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digitalocean/suggestions/4108036-allow-ptr-records-to-be-set-separately-from-the-ho Thanks!
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  • Vijai Kumar S commented
    September 11, 2018 17:18

    I would say that this is a very important and basic feature. Even small vps providers have rdns option available in control panel's they use like solus vm. I would say this is one of the most essential features.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:18

    it would be great to have more control over PTR records.

    IPv4 pointers are set automatically to the droplet's name, and it seems that any IPv6 interfaces you configure for a droplet are automatically set to the droplet name as well.

    currently, you can only have one IPv4 IP on a droplet (i think), but you can have multiple IPv6 IPs for a droplet, and so here is where the ability to have individual PTR control would be great.

    It would be great to be able to have different PTRs for different IPs on a single droplet, i.e.:

    IPv4 IP points to domain1
    IPv6 IP2 points to domain2
    IPv6 IP2 points to domain3
    etc

    please implement this somehow or give us the option to delegate authority for the droplet's assigned IPv6 subnet so that we can run BIND (DNS server) on the droplet and manage PTR records ourselves that way

    GIVE US THE POWER please

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:18

    I would really love this as well.