reverse, inverse, whats the diff?
barmar at bbnplanet.com
Wed Mar 29 16:19:48 UTC 2000
In article <001501bf9948$557529a0$0301a8c0 at coxnetwork.net>,
Duane Cox <dcox at coxnetwork.com> wrote:
>I have been using the term reverse as a synonym for inverse, but I don't
>think that is correct..
>Reverse being the ip to domain mapping done vi the in-addr.arpa domain..
>but what is inverse? same thing?
They're the same thing. Most people say "reverse DNS", but the ARIN whois
server says "Domain System inverse mapping provided by:". That's the only
place I frequently see "inverse" being used in this context, but that code
is pretty old and probaly predates the terminology concensus.
Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
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