UnrealIrcd: Please get proper reverse DNS

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HeXiLeD
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UnrealIrcd: Please get proper reverse DNS

Post by HeXiLeD » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:03 pm

So, recently, while trying to connect to unrealircd support chat:

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Your IP address does not resolve to a host. Please get proper reverse DNS
Caused by features in 4.0.16

Just happens that some of us, actually and intentionally do set an improper reverse DNS for specific reasons.

Q: Does this active feature mean that we either fix the problem on our side or will not connect to the support chat?
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Re: UnrealIrcd: Please get proper reverse DNS

Post by Syzop » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:52 pm

It's an unusual measure, but the reason for this is that our server is constantly attacked by drones, which happen to be (>98%) on unresolved IP's. We of course have other countermeasures as well, but one of them is this and it really helps.

For regulars (like you) I don't mind adding an exception allow block. In fact I've added 5 or so.
For people who are just seeking one-time support, yeah they will have to resort to some other method (mibbit, irccloud) or if they can fix their rdns.

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