Can I have multiple reverse DNS records for my RHEL 6.4 IPA clients?

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  • Is there any problem when I have more than one reverse DNS records on IPA clients?


dig $(hostname) +search +short

dig -x +short

Same dig again to illustrate the round robin working fine:

dig -x +short

My DNS is hosted on Windows Server and I can not use multiview like Bind can.

I'm not seeing errors at this moment but sometimes I experience long time waiting password prompt to login. Might this delay be related with multiple reverse DNS records?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 acting as IPA Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 acting as IPA client
  • DNS hosted on Windows Server not using multiview

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