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Host Fully Qualified Domain Name FQDN Resolution

This entry from Security Metrics indicates that they are able to resolve the host using Fully Qualified Domain Name information. This is typically done by doing a reverse lookup on the associated IP address.

ClearCenter response

Short response

This is not a security risk.

Long response

In many cases, reverse PTR records and other FQDN names are required for proper security, especially with email servers and properly implemented SSL sites. This is not a vulnerability or a risk.


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content/en_us/kb_3rdparty_security_metrics_host_fully_qualified_domain_name_fqdn_resolution.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/29 09:35 (external edit)