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How to configure the reverse DNS of a failover IP

Reviewed on 15 January 2024Published on 29 July 2021

Failover IP addresses allow you to have several IP addresses with your server. This allows you to assign IP addresses to different websites or to virtual machines.

Your failover IP can be routed at any time to your servers in just a few minutes by using our Account Management console or through our API. By switching your failover IP addresses from one server to another, the hosted services remain available without reconfiguring the IP address.

You can add a failover IP address(es) for each server according to the offer and your service level.

Before you start

To complete the actions presented below, you must have:

  • A Dedibox account logged into the console
  • A Dedibox dedicated server
  1. From your Scaleway console, click Server > Network configuration. The list of your failover IPs and IP blocks displays.

  2. Click Edit reverses. The list of your reverse DNS settings displays.

  3. Enter the new reverse DNS record and click Update.


    Make sure to have a valid A record for forwarding DNS configured and pointing to your IP address before changing the reverse DNS of it.

See also
How to assign a failover IPHow to configure a failover IP on CentOS
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