Reverse delegation refusal nonsense.

Mark.Andrews at Mark.Andrews at
Mon Mar 5 03:15:24 UTC 2001

	Put the request to them in writing stating that the lack
	of reverse record is preventing you accessing certain sites
	and stating that it is standard practice to provide a
	working reverse lookups either by delegating the reverse
	address space to the customer (in which case it becomes
	the customers responability to supply the PTR record) or
	by the ISP serving the relevant PTR records.  State also
	that you intend to cancel the contract if they fail to
	correct the situation.

	Send a copy of this letter to your "Consumer Affairs" or
	whatever it is called.  If there is a ISP association in
	the UK send a copy to them as well.


> My ISP are refusing to provide a reverse DNS for my IP because they claim 
> it's a security risk (absurd I know, but they won't do it they say and 
> that's final!).
> What can I do?  This is just so ridiculous I can't think of any sensible 
> thing to do, apart from cancel my account but that might be tricky and/or 
> costly (it is ADSL contracted for 1 year minimum).
> My ISP are an outfit called Madasafish (yea the name says it all doesn't 
> it) in the UK. Their parent company are IOMART (who allocate the IPs). and 
> my IP is a single IP in the range 212.38.190.x
> Regards, Simon.
Mark Andrews, Nominum Inc.
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: Mark.Andrews at

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