Device Configuration : Configure : Network : DNS : Add DNS Host Entry
Add DNS Host Entry
The Add DNS Host Enry page allows you to create and manage DNS Host Entries.
1. Go to Device Configuration > Configure > Network > DNS > DNS Host Entry and click Add.
2. Enter host entry details
Host/Domain Name
Provide a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for Host/Domain.
Entry Type
Select DNS Host Entry type.
Available Options:
Manual – Manually enter the IP address for the host
Interface IP – Configure Interface as host
Maximum Entries Per Host- 8
IP Address
Specify the IP Address of Host/Domain or select an Interface IP depending on the option selected for Entry Type.
Time to Live (Seconds)
Specify TTL in seconds.
Default - 60 seconds
Specify weight for load balancing the traffic. Device distributes traffic across the links in proportion to the ratio of weights assigned to individual link.
This weight determines how much traffic will pass through a particular link relative to the other link.
Default - 1
Publish on WAN
Enable to publish DNS Host Entry on WAN.
Default - Disabled
Reverse DNS Lookup
Reverse DNS lookup is the resolution of an IP address to its designated domain name. Enable to allow reverse DNS lookup.
* If there are multiple hosts resolving to same IP Address then Reverse DNS Lookup can be configured only for one of the IP Address.
Only A, AAAA, and PTR type of DNS records are supported.
Address (A) record - points a hostname to an IP address and returns a 32-bit IPv4 address.
AAAA record - points a hostname to an IP address and returns a 128-bit IPv6 address.
Pointer records (PTR) - are just the reverse of A records and are used for reverse lookups. It maps IP address to a hostname.
Maximum DNS entries supported - 1024
If the device interface is used as a DNS in the Client system then a query is sent to the configured DNS servers prior to querying the ROOT severs.
3. Click Save to create a host entry.