RE: ATTBI refuses to do reverse DNS?

From: Rowland, Alan D (no email)
Date: Tue Jun 18 2002 - 15:02:40 EDT

As an ATTBI customer at home (only [reasonably priced] high speed available
in the area), the recent network/service changes being rolled out have a
high negative pressure coefficient. Haven't tried FTP lately, will have to
see if it still works on 'my' network tonight! I do know their USENET feed
has gotten 'interesting' in the last week. Lots of 'there is no such group'
with lots of new, mainly full of 'local' spam groups and significant numbers
of 'no new articles' for days in normally high traffic hierarchies. Almost
seems like their services are now being admin'd in China or something.

Just my 2. The delete key is your friend.


-----Original Message-----
From: Lou Katz [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 11:31 AM
Subject: ATTBI refuses to do reverse DNS?

A client of mine just discovered that he could no longer do ftp
transfers to my machine. His IP address had changed to one in
12.240.20 and there is no reverse DNS for that block. His
previous assignment was in a totally different block which did
have reverse DNS. Calls to ATTBI got the answer that they
are not obligated to provide reverse DNS and have no plans to
do so. My servers refuse connections when there is no reverse

Is this common?

I suppose I could set up a bogus reverse for him, but, feh...

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