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 Post subject: Inquiry regarding results returned on an IP/URL lookup.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:08 pm 
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Good morning everyone,

My inquiry is regarding looking up IP addresses and/or URL's.

On some results returned, it will say "Resolution Failed" (in the upper left section of the page). On yet other occasions, the results will not only indicate "Resolution Failed" in the upper left section of the page, but I will notice on the right side of the page (about half-way down) a statement in RED font which states something to the effect that most legitimate sites will resolve to a legitimate IP address...this is very bad practice (or something like this).

My question: What is the difference (security-wise) between these two different types of information?

Thank you for your time and any enlightenment! :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Inquiry regarding results returned on an IP/URL lookup.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:45 am 
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Sorry for taking so long.

Resolution failed means the IP does not have a PTR. The message in red is not serious enough to consider stopping access to the site, but IPs that resolve to a PTR that itself, does not resolve, is a warning shown as this should not be the case. There'll also be a message shown where a PTR resolves to a different IP.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:50 am 
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Thanks very much for the explanation, Steven! :)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:43 pm 
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No problem (sorry for missing your reply).

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