Provide Reverse DNS (PTR records) for Virtual Machines
Currently, you cannot operate a Microsoft Exchange Server on Windows Azure. Well, you can, but don't expect to be able to send email to anyone on AOL, Comcast, and a multitude of other domains. The reason is that these providers REQUIRE that the sending IP address have a reverse lookup.
For simplicity (and a quick implementation by Microsoft), I suggest that you simply provide the option for a Reverse lookup or not. So if your VM is named myserver.cloudapp.net, then the reverse lookup on the current IP would return that name.
Is this something you can do quickly? I'm having to look at alternative solutions for my Exchange Server.
If one sets up a mail server VM on azure it is impossible to use a registered domain name and provide reverse DNS that points to it.
This causes a lowered SPAM score and effectively blocks delivery to many big providers like AOL amongst others.
DNS Reverse on Windows Azure, solution?
Need register my mailserver and the most important is the reverse IP from my server
I run a simple Mail server and web server from my Azure VM, i migrated a few weeks back after my physical Server failed and thought this would be a great time to move over to the cloud. i set my server up on Azure all very happy, and started testing. All tests went well and completed the move. After running for a few days, i started noticing that some emails were not being sent. After much research, i found the issue arose because i don't have a Reverse DNS set up from the Azure IP address. i searched high and wide to try and overcome this issue, as although its not massive, its a right pain not to have a fully working system and i do need to send emails to AOL every so often.
Please provide a fix for this as soon as possible as i feel this would be a fantasic feature, and a lot more people would move over to azure if they could run a mail server from the cloud, as it would greatly reduced their overheads.
If user want to get hosted service DNS then using IP he/she can able to find DNS. As you can see in my case http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10612295/how-to-get-dns-name-from-rest-service-which-is-consumed-by-startuptask-of-azure/10622625#10622625
I would like to get details of DNS of webrole application but nslookup shows me that it doesn't exist. Using this somehow user can process on DNS and do some logic. In my case i would like to detect staging vs production using DNS without certificate & management API
When I develop e-mail related program, the server domain name should be found using reverse DNS lookup. So one of my program is not in Azure, but in my company Data Center.
This is a good suggestion, and definitely something we would like to offer. It’s part of our roadmap, although I can’t yet give a committed schedule.
Thank you for the feedback.
this is ultra disappointing! Microsoft!!!!!!
There's obviously a "behind-the-scenes" reason for this lack of functionality as all the other cloud service players have it. I think it's ludicrous that this still isn't available!! Come on Microsoft Azure Development Department - G E T- Y O U R- F I N G E R- OUT.... (please:)
Johan Eliasson commented
Couldn't agree more.
Has there been any progress on this issue, i am halfway migrating a mailserver...
Microsoft every time is run late, amazon is in frontline, rackspace, etc,
This is a really big shame ...
I think it is very important for us this to work, because now we are unable to use those servers as it should be
Annemarie Fischer commented
Microsoft, please implement this!
Anton Ookami commented
+1 vote for this! We're using Azure services in Japan and have to use other providers for our email server... Please fix this ASAP.
Same problem running MDaemon on windows Azure. Microsoft says:
As you are already aware that reverse DNS lookup feature is not available right now . Product Group has already acknowledged this request and this is on the roadmap but we don’t have a timeline on the release of this feature as of now . I would request you to vote for this feature.
Oren Chapo commented
Again, Microsoft's "almost there" strategy prevent users from actually using their systems.
It's a shame we're now looking for other (non-Microsoft) cloud hosting solutions.
Is there a timeline for this? It is really important for many people.
David Aleu commented
How difficult can this be? surely there should be a solution for this already!
Mr. Softy try listening to your customers for once. We want to use you. We want to believe. But you keep letting us down at every step.
Let me run msft and see what happens. You guys need to change.
WE NEED THIS!!!!
When will it be available?
Bruno Bosshard commented
Is there still no movement on this? This is an essential requirement and beyond comprehension why that it is still not implement and not even announced!
aymen hajri commented
We need it asap guys!!
Is this for reeel? Just joined Azure and was planning to setup up a mailserver.... no PTR ability is BIG problem. What's the plan on getting this in?
It's been a year since Lester made the blatantly obvious suggestion. PTR records have become a requirement at this point for sending any emails and MSFT still doesn't think it's a high priority?
Any news on this? Having reverse DNS is critical for pretty much any public facing application, not only email.