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Adding Reverse DNS Lookup Hosts

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This article discusses how to add IP addresses for Reverse DNS lookup for User Awareness.

Overview

The Cato Cloud uses several methods to help User Awareness accurately match a user with their IP address. These include DHCP, NetBIOS on your LAN, and reverse DNS lookup.

To enable reverse DNS lookup for the Domain Controller (DC), add the associated DNS server in the Reverse DNS Lookup Hosts section.

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Note

Note: The reverse DNS lookup feature is applicable only for DNS servers that can reply with PTR records.

This feature is designed to work with accounts that have User Awareness enabled.

To add a reverse DNS lookup host:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Access > User Awareness.

  2. Click the Reverse DNS Lookup Hosts section or tab.

  3. Enter the IP address for the DNS server for the DC.

  4. Click add.png. The IP address for the DNS server is added.

  5. Optional: Add additional IP addresses as needed.

  6. Click Save. The reverse DNS lookup hosts are saved.

To delete a reverse DNS lookup host:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Access > User Awareness.

  2. Click the Reverse DNS Lookup Hosts section or tab.

  3. Click Delete.png next to the IP address to delete. The IP address is removed.

  4. Click Save. The reverse DNS lookup host IP address is deleted.

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