Add a DNS host entry

You can resolve requests for specific host or domain names using DNS host entries. If the host requested by the user matches the DNS host entry, the device resolves the query using the IP address specified.

  1. Go to Network > DNS.
  2. Scroll to the DNS host entry section and click Add.
  3. Specify the settings.
    Host/Domain name Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the host or domain.
    Entry type Type an IP address for the host or select an interface to configure as the host.
    IP address IP address of the host.
    Time-to-live Time, in seconds, for which the record retrieved from the host for the requested domain name will be cached.
    Weight Weight for load balancing the traffic. The device distributes traffic across the links in proportion to the ratio of weights assigned to individual links. The weight determines how much traffic will pass through a particular link relative to the other link(s).
    Publish on WAN Publish the DNS host entry on the WAN.
    Add reverse DNS lookup for this host entry Allow the IP address to be resolved to its designated domain name.
    The following restrictions apply to reverse DNS lookup:
    • If there are multiple hosts resolving to the same IP address, reverse DNS lookup can be configured for only one of the IP addresses.
    • Only A, AAAA, and PTR type DNS records are supported.
    • Address (A) records point a hostname to an IP address and return a 32-bit IPv4 address.
    • AAAA records point a hostname to an IP address and return a 128-bit IPv6 address.
    • Pointer records (PTR) are used for reverse lookups. They map the IP address to a hostname.
    • Maximum DNS entries supported is 1024.
    • If the device interface is used as a DNS in the client system, a query is sent to the configured DNS servers prior to querying the ROOT severs.
  4. Click Save.